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Mitt Romney Raises Most Money For 2012 Run, Sarah Palin Lags Behind

July 21, 2010 by  

Mitt Romney Raises Most Money For 2012 Run, Sarah Palin Lags BehindEarlier this year former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won a series of straw polls for the most popular would-be GOP presidential candidate in 2012, and he seems to continue to build momentum with successful fundraising efforts.

During the second quarter of 2010, Romney raised $1.8 million, well ahead of other contenders for the ticket, for a total of $3.4 million since the beginning of the year, according to media reports.

By contrast, his closest rival Tim Pawlenty, the governor of Minnesota, managed just over $720,000 in the most recent quarter, and $1.3 million in 2010 thus far, Minneapolis City Pages reported.

However, the real question on many commentators’ minds seems to be the fundraising performance of Sarah Palin, whose favorability ratings among likely GOP voters are the highest for all contenders at 76 percent, according to a new Gallup poll.

Even the controversial Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann raised more—$1.7 million to Palin’s $865,000 in the second quarter—prompting National Post contributor Tim Mak to ask “why isn’t Palin, a national figure with more media coverage than Bachmann, at least keeping pace?”ADNFCR-1961-ID-19897280-ADNFCR

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