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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Unwilling to put their money where their mouths are

A good reminder that political parties aren't always a united front, especially when it comes to raising money. Romney is having a Washington fundraiser tomorrow, and asked his endorsers on Capitol Hill to step up the plate. But several lawmakers have been unwilling to do so (at least at this stage in the game).

According to Politico, "only 27 of the nearly 80 lawmakers that endorsed Romney had signed on to raise money just two weeks ahead of the event." Both Eric Cantor and Darrell Issa, some of Romey's most high-ranking endorses, are not involved with the event.

This is probably a clearer case of scarce resources than a particular problem with Mitt Romney, at least among his supporters. As we discussed in class, in an election year, Congress does not always like to contribute to fundraising for presidential campaigns (especially if the candidate is still not the official nominee!"

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