Romney’s Fundraising Comes Up Short

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Mitt Romney may be the Republican frontrunner for president, but he has some work to do: The $15 to 20 million he raised in contributions in the first quarter of 2011 is below expectations, according to The Wall Street Journal. Still, that puts him far ahead of the other candidates in the GOP field, none of whom are expected to have raised more than $10 million. At the same point in 2008, Romney had raised $35 million. President Obama hopes to have raised $60 million in the first quarter.