Romney pulls in big bucks in southern California

Romney pulls in big bucks in southern California

Cebu : Philippines | Sep 23, 2012 at 1:46 AM PDT
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Skooter repoting 09/23/12

Having confirmed that his presidential campaign does not need a change, Republican Mitt Romney boost millions of dollars at two fundraisers in southern California on Saturday to help fund the final weeks of the race.

Diet guru Jenny Craig was among the 650 supporters who paid from $1,000 to $25,000 a head to hear Romney’s 40-minute speech in Del Mar, posed with the candidate in a photographed and eat roast chicken breast served on a bed of Israeli coucous.

Romney told a well off crowd at the Grand Del Mar Resort hotel in Del Mar, California, 12 miles from his beachfront house in La Jolla was quoted as saying, "I'm not even going to be able to go home today. We're just coming to town to see you and keep the campaign going.”

The campaign’s national finance chairman Spencer Zwick, guaranteed donors that their money would be spent wisely and that is to build a "massive ground game across the country in those swing states" and buy more television advertising.

At the start of his remarks, Romney pulled in again $6 million on the second Saturday event, at the Beverly Hilton. About 1,500 tickets were sold at three tiers: $1,000, $15,000 and $50,000. Comedian Dennis Miller and songwriter/producer David Foster entertained the guests.

With his rating in the polls declining, Romney has been besieged from some in his party who think he has not spent enough time visiting political swing states versus handshaking with wealthy donors.

While President Barack Obama spent the day campaigning and also raising funds in Wisconsin, a theater of war state and the home of Romney's running mate, Representative Paul Ryan.


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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraiser in Del Mar, California September 22, 2012.
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