Chasing President Barack Obama's cash advantage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney expects to raise $10 million during a three-day fundraising swing through the New York area that included a video meeting with donors in China.
Romney's top finance aide told donors in New York City on Monday that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was set to raise at least that — and "potentially substantially more" — during more than a dozen events.
(...) "We've had a successful swing here in New York," Romney's national finance chairman Spencer Zwick told roughly 250 donors who paid $2,500 each to attend a luncheon Monday at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on Park Avenue. "We will raise more than $10 million, potentially substantially more than that."
(...) After meeting donors in Connecticut on Sunday night, Romney hosted a private videoconference via Skype with donors in Hong Kong and Singapore. Non-citizens are barred from contributing money to American elections, but Americans living or working abroad, in addition to green card holders, may donate.