NYT: Romney sees sharp decline in donations

Buettner and Kirkpatrick report:

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign saw substantial declines in fund-raising during the second quarter of this year from Massachusetts and Utah, the two states that fueled his earlier success with donors.

In Massachusetts, where Mr. Romney was governor for four years, donations fell 69 percent, dropping to $728,742 from $2.3 million in the previous reporting period. In Utah, where he was chief executive of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, his collections were off by 58 percent, decreasing to $1.2 million from $2.8 million, according to figures released yesterday … more

This is consistent with other reports:

Willard Milton Romney and the law of diminishing marginal returns

Ruffini: “Romney’s leads remind me of Howard Dean’s hard-earned leads in those states in 2004″

yours &c.
dr. g.d.


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