Romney Raises $2M

    ASHLAND, VA - AUGUST 11:  Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and  his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) take the stage during a campaign event at the Crenshaw Gymnasium on the campus of Randolph-Macon College August 11, 2012 in Ashland, Virginia. The chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan, 42, has been a member of Congress from Wisconsin since 1999 and has earned praise from the right for his conservative fiscal positions.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Just four hours after announcing Rep. Paul Ryan as the GOP vice-presidential candidate, the Romney campaign had raised $1.2 million. Now, that number has almost doubled, according to Romney press secretary Andrea Saul, who tweeted this afternoon “Just passed $2 million raised since ‪@MittRomney announced ‪@PaulRyanVP.” In a smart move by the GOP, Romney’s campaign seized the announcement as an opportunity to make some serious cash. An email was sent to supporters shortly after the news broke, and asked for a donation of “$15 today to help restore America’s greatness and build a stronger middle class.”

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