A not so humble brag

August 21, 2012

HOUSTON -- Mitt Romney took a swipe at President Obama's campaign spending
habits at a fundraiser here Tuesday, saying his campaign is "a little wiser" in how it spends its money.

"You perhaps noticed in the paper, we’re a little wiser in our spending of dollars than the other side, apparently," Romney told donors. "I’m not managing their campaign for them, but we’re going to spend our money wisely. We’re going to spend it to win.”

Obama's campaign is spending more money than it takes in, but Romney can afford to spend less because he gets more support from outside groups.

Philip Rucker is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where he has reported since 2005.
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