Saturday, April 21, 2007

Big Infusion from Utah Helped Boost Romney to Top of GOP Money List

By Greg Giroux Fri Apr 20, 2:01 PM ET

The winner of the Republican presidential fundraising race — at least in the first three months of this year — was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ended March with $23.4 million in total receipts and began April with $11.9 million left to spend.

That big first-quarter take ensures that Romney — a businessman whose recently ended four-year tenure as governor (2003-07) is his only political officeholding experience — will have the resources to vigorously compete in a Republican nominating contest in which his rivals include a pair of candidates who are much better-known to voters nationally: former New York City
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