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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday tapped former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to serve as chairman of his education foundation, turning over the organization to the former diplomat and academic who remains popular inside the Republican Party.
Rick Santorum has brought on a new team of political fundraisers, Republican sources told CNN, one of the surest signs to date that the former Pennsylvania senator plans to mount a second presidential bid after his unsuccessful and under-funded 2012 campaign.
Santorum, who convened a meeting with his inner circle in Washington last week to walk through the details of another presidential campaign, has hired a finance team for Patriot Voices, his political action committee.
The Republican National Committee’s top fundraiser is stepping down this week as he prepares to join New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s prospective presidential campaign. Texas-based fundraiser Ray Washburne told the Associated Press on Monday he would not be the RNC’s finance chairman by the end of the week. He declined to comment further because Christie has yet to announce his 2016 intentions.
Many of our fundraising successes of the past can teach us about good donor communication today. The personalization, the passion, the inserts, the simplicity and the basics are never old-fashioned when it comes to good fundraising.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the Republican Party and a constellation of outside GOP groups entered the final campaign stretch with a nearly $46 million cash advantage for the last-minute advertising and get-out-the-vote push in this nail-biter election, a USA Today analysis of new campaign reports shows. The candidates and political parties collectively have raised close to $2 billion through the end of September, giving Romney and President Barack Obama ample cash to devote legions of staffers to swing states.
The modern political campaign has fully embraced social media to reach voters, but President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are still spending massive sums on a more traditional form of communication: snail mail. Mailings are used to attack opponents, make policy promises, solicit donations and help supporters register to vote.
Mitt Romney's success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a data-mining project that sifts through Americans' personal information — including their purchasing history and church attendance — to identify new and likely wealthy donors, the Associated Press has learned.
For the third month in a row, Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney’s campaign outraised the re-election effort of President Obama, scooping up $101.3 million, while the president pulled in more than $75 million.
The Romney campaign, along with its Romney Victory fund and the Republican National Committee, raised more than $100 million in June, obliterating the campaign's goal and setting the one-month record for any Republican campaign, according to a GOP official.
Now-President Barack Obama raised $150 million as he was surging in September 2008, the record month for any campaign.
The Romney campaign says much of the June haul came from new donors, with states from coast to coast outperforming their targets.