martes, 17 de julio de 2012

Otro día de casi 4 millones de dólares para Romney

En la imagen, Mitt Romney y Bobby Jindal charlando ayer antes de asistir a una recaudación de fondos en Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Juntos reunieron 2 millones de dólares para la campaña del candidato. Pocas horas después, Romney sumó 1.7 millones más (superando ampliamente los 800,000 dólares que esperaban) en otro evento en Jackson, Mississippi.

No word yet if Bobby Jindal will be Mitt Romney's running mate.

Monday, the Louisiana governor joined the expected Republican presidential nominee at a $2 million luncheon fundraiser in downtown Baton Rouge.

About 40 GOP heavyweights paid $50,000 a plate to share some beef tenderloin and gulf snapper with Romney and Jindal.

Those attending included ship builder Boise Bollinger, Rita Benson Leblanc and New Orleans developer Joseph Canizaro.

(...) Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Christian think tank Family Research Council who attended the event, said the VP position was not discussed at the luncheon. He believes Jindal would make a good number two on the ticket.

"They are certainly listening and looking at all of the potentials, and certainly Bobby is one of those," said Perkins. "He meets the criteria, so I think he will continue to be in the mix."

A senior campaign adviser told pool reporters at the event Romney could name a running mate by the end of the week.
The Clarion Ledger:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's stop in Jackson set a record for the single largest fund-raising event in the state, according to a campaign finance consultant.

Randy James, Mississippi finance chairman for Romney's presidential campaign, said Monday's event raised more than $1.7 million, eliciting cheers from the crowd.

Romney's message of restoring the country's middle class was received well by the nearly 300 attendees who paid anywhere from $2,500 to $50,000 each for the chance to meet the presumptive GOP presidential nominee at the River Hills Club.

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