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March 9, 2012 8:30 am

Romney’s Nomination Costing More Than Expected

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Politico – Mitt Romney’s money machine is sending a message to the Washington establishment: Help.

GOP operatives thought it would cost Romney around $50 million to secure the nomination, but coming off a bruising few months and with a slog still ahead, some say it could cost much closer to $75 million.

Romney has put out a rallying cry to his supporters in Congress, asking them to kick in cash and get their best donors on board, too. He asked the 80 Republican lawmakers who have endorsed him to raise $10,000 each for a fundraiser at the end of the month in Washington. By law, they can personally contribute $2,000 from their reelection committees; the rest would need to come from their supporters.

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