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Obama Leads in CT Despite Fundraising Gap

Mitt Romney raises more money than the president throughout Connecticut.

 

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has President Barack Obama beat when it comes to fundraising in Connecticut – at least for now.

Polls show that Obama maintains a lead in Connecticut, and a when it comes to money raised in the state.

Romney raised $4.8 million from Connecticut residents so far compared to Obama’s $2.8 million, according to the Associated Press. A could net Obama $2 million when the president meets with Hollywood celebrities and donors willing to shell out $35,000. 

Nationally, Romney outraised Obama by $101 million to $75 million, according to the LA Times

A June poll from Quinnipiac University shows Obama leading Romney by a 50 - 38 margin. George H.W. Bush in 1988 was the last Republican presidential candidate to carry the state.

Correction: The last Republican to win Connecticut was incorrectly identified as Ronald Reagan. 

socrates August 07, 2012 at 01:16 AM
That's because this has become a hopelessly stupid state whose voters now count on welfare to provide them a way of life for generations.
Sean M August 07, 2012 at 03:24 AM
No surprise that a big piece of the productive class left after the income tax was implemented. CT would have collapsed years ago if it were not for Wall Street in NYC and the money brought into Fairfield County.

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