Romney's top fundraisers consider bailing

By Carrie Levine

As the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee considers another bid, Jeb Bush and other 2016 hopefuls try to poach top fundraisers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… s working to clinch the nomination, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign finance data. Romney’s own campaign committee ra …"

"… full 2012 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, and President Barack Obama’s campaign committee raised $715 million for …"

"… a co-chair of Romney’s 2012 campaign, recently told Bloomberg Politics he was “not happy” with Romney’s re-emergence as a potential 2016 ca …"

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Filings reveal previously unknown Romney bundlers

By Michael Beckel

Nearly six-dozen lobbyists raised more than $17 million for the Republican presidential nominee in 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… rs raised not only benefited the official campaign committee of the former Massachusetts governor but also the Romney Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee t …"

Daily Disclosure: Last-minute efforts from a shadowy group favor Romney

By Rachael Marcus

Last-minute ad spending by outside groups favor the GOP challenger.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… million was spent supporting GOP nominee Mitt Romney or opposing President Barack Obama while $34,000 was spent in support of the president, according to Federal …"

OPINION: Voices of the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

A flood of reaction to Mitt Romney's comments on getting care from the emergency room.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… et someone to listen.That was the case following my column last week about Mitt Romney’s contention that uninsured people don’t have a problem getting the ca …"

"… m lucky. I could afford to pay it. Most folks just can't afford it.”Does Mitt Romney know any of these people? I doubt it. Does he even know anyone like this? …"

OPINION: Citizen$ United

By Rob Tornoe

A cartoon by Rob Tornoe

FACT CHECK: Is Romney to blame for cancer death?

By FactCheck.Org

Factcheck.org takes on a controversial new ad from the a pro-Obama super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Romney":

"… pot says his wife contracted cancer and died “a short time after” Mitt Romney closed the steel plant that employed him and left “my family” without …"

"… coverage after that.And as we’ve reported before, when the plant closed Romney was running the 2002 Winter Olympics.It’s fair to argue that Romney bear …"

"… osed Romney was running the 2002 Winter Olympics.It’s fair to argue that Romney bears some responsibility for the plant’s closing — Bain Capital bough …"

"… , and die earlier than those who have coverage.We’ll also note that what Romney supporters object to most strenuously about this ad is opinion, not fact. …"

Daily Disclosure: Man links wife's cancer death to Bain buyout

By Alexandra Duszak

A Democratic super PAC continues to hammer Romney's history with Bain Capital, this time over health insurance.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bain Capital":

"… ominee Mitt Romney, condemning his actions when he was chairman and CEO of Bain Capital and linking the private equity firm's buyout of a steel company to a woman …"

Former Olympians praise Romney in ad — and pony up contributions

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC ads backing Romney feature Kristi Yamaguchi, also a contributor to the candidate.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… Virginia and Wisconsin. …"

"… hich was unveiled Monday, is also a donor. What are the chances of that?“Mitt Romney brought a huge sense of hope,” Yamaguchi, who won gold in the 1992 Olymp …"

Donor profile: Harlan Crow

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "Club for Growth":

"… rding to the New York Times. Crow helped found the conservative nonprofit Club for Growth, according to the Savannah Morning News. The organization has injected mor …"

"… llion into the 2012 election via both its nonprofit arm and its super PAC, Club for Growth Action, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He is also a mem …"

"… e-market, conservative think tank. The American Enterprise Institute, and Club for Growth, in particular, favor tea party candidates, but not all of Crow’s giving …"

"… ran for U.S. Senate in Texas. Dewhurst faced a barrage of attack ads from Club for Growth’s PAC and ultimately lost to tea party favorite Ted Cruz after a costly …"

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Obama spends nearly $100 million on campaign ads

By The Associated Press

Obama spends nearly $100 million on ads, early barrage seeks to define Romney as unfit
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Romney faces NAACP, booed for hitting 'Obamacare'

By The Associated Press

Mitt Romney to make pitch to black voters at NAACP annual convention

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… HOUSTON (AP) — Unflinching before a skeptical NAACP crowd, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he'd do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, t …"

Romney visits food bank in fire-stricken Colorado

By The Associated Press

Mitt Romney visits food bank in southern Colorado, visits with fire victims

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is visiting a food bank in southern Colorado that's working to help victim …"

Veepstakes include leaks, lies, auditions

By The Associated Press

Leaks, lies, auditions and trial balloons are all part of the big veepstakes sideshow

Excerpts from this story referencing "George H.W. Bush":

"… roblematic, particularly when a vice presidential choice is not well known.George H.W. Bush's surprise announcement at the GOP convention in 1988 that he had selected …"

Romney calls Obama's health care requirement a tax

By The Associated Press

Romney says Obama health care mandate is a tax, maintains that Mass. mandate is not a tax

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… unt on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kasie  …"

Romney, GOP seek $50,000 for joint fundraising committee

By Peter H. Stone

Now that Mitt Romney has cinched the nomination, he joins forces with RNC, state parties to raise big bucks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic National Committee":

"… aign has used with great success to raise funds for his reelection and the Democratic National Committee.Obama has already raised almost $300 million for his reelection and the DN …"

FACT CHECK: Latest attacks from Santorum evoke deja vu

By FactCheck.Org

Santorum campaign ad attacking Mitt Romney makes false claims, again

Huntsman Sr. backed son's super PAC

By John Dunbar

The father of Jon Huntsman Jr. provided the lion's share of funding to super PAC backing son

Excerpts from this story referencing "New Hampshire":

"… Obama and ex-Utah governor, dropped out of the race after losing badly in New Hampshire.Huntsman has endorsed Mitt Romney.Virtually all of the independent ex …"

PAC profile: Endorse Liberty

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Paul

Excerpts from this story referencing "New Hampshire":

"… the GOP presidential race after a disappointing third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary.The majority of Endorse Liberty’s expenditures went toward ads o …"

PAC profile: Our Destiny

By Aaron Mehta

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Huntsman

Excerpts from this story referencing "New Hampshire":

"… undits, he never gained much traction. After a disappointing finish in the New Hampshire primary, which he was counting on to propel him to the nomination, Huntsma …"

PAC profile: Restore Our Future

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on 2012's top super PAC, supporting Mitt Romney

Excerpts from this story referencing "Campaign Legal Center":

"… lied with all U.S. campaign finance laws, Paul S. Ryan, an attorney at the Campaign Legal Center, told the Center for Public Integrity that OdysseyRe’s donation raised …"

FACT CHECK: Gingrich makes a French connection

By FactCheck.Org

Ad brings up a donation Romney gave to the Democratic party in 1992.

FACT CHECK: Super PAC polishes Jon Huntsman’s resume

By FactCheck.Org

Super PAC 'Our Destiny' makes errors in TV ad backing Jon Huntsman

Romney hosts fundraiser at La Jolla home that is a 'tear down' property

By Peter H. Stone

Is a $12 million oceanside property a tear down? Romney wants to quadruple size of house

Romney corrals hundreds of fundraisers to dial-for-dollars from Las Vegas

By Peter H. Stone

Fundraisers for Mitt Romney hope to raise up to $3 million in a one-day money marathon

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York":

"… Chris Collins, a Massachusetts developer; Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets; and Ron Kaufman, the chairman of Dutko Worldwide lobbying group.So f …"

"… ril, Romney has traveled to several traditional fundraising havens such as New York, Washington and Los Angeles to meet with small groups of bundlers and rev …"