Romney’s two Minnesota appearances raise estimated $875K

Mitt Romney’s two fundraisers in Minnesota on Thursday brought in more than $875,000, reports MPR.

The story calculated a fundraiser at the Lafayette Country Club in Minnetonka Beach drew about  350 people who contributed between $2,500 and $10,000 to attend.

Romney also was at a private dinner in a Shorewood home with supporters who contributed $50,000.

He had no public events, even though his visit came on the first day of the Minnesota State Fair.

Romney has been out-raising President Obama all summer, as the presidential campaign starts kicking into high gear. The Washington Post says Romney is getting big bucks from traditionally liberal areas around the country.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Nathaniel Finch on 08/27/2012 - 09:28 am.

    Wow, $875K

    People paying $50K just for one dinner with R’Money?! This morning I was debating whether I could afford to contribute $200 to the fight against the marriage discrimination amendment – something that affects me deeply and personally. Then I see that some people can drop $50K on one dinner. Where does all that money come from and why is so little of it trickling down to people like me? There’s something deeply wrong in this society.

  2. Submitted by rolf westgard on 08/27/2012 - 02:15 pm.

    Ground game versus money

    We saw in the 8th District primary that Rick Nolan with limited funds defeated the California backed Tarryl Clark who apparently spent a million dollars. Rick was DFL endorsed and had the party worker bees out there working the streets and phones. Fortunately an election is not only TV ads.

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