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Mitt Romney Rules In The Race For Campaign Cash

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds news conference after talking with local business owners at a town hall meeting in Hampton, N.H., Tuesday, July 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds news conference after talking with local business owners at a town hall meeting in Hampton, N.H., Tuesday, July 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Mitt Romney leads all Republicans in the contest for campaign cash, outpacing his closest rival to announce numbers so far, Rep. Michele Bachmann, by a 3-to-1 margin in banked cash.

That highlights his front-runner status among contenders hoping to go up against President Barack Obama in 2012. Mitt Romney leads all Republicans in the contest for campaign cash, cementing his front-runner status among contenders hoping to go up against President Barack Obama in 2012.

Romney added more than $18 million to his account during the April-to-June fundraising period, aides said ahead of his official filing. That still came up short for his campaign’s internal $50 million goal for the first half of this year.
(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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