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Mitt Romney raises $24 million in fourth quarter, ends 2011 with $19 million on hand

at 10:14 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Fresh off winning the New Hampshire primary, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney announced Tuesday morning that he raised $24 million in the last three months of 2011.


Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney greets supporters January 10, 2012 in Manchester after seizing a second victory in his fight to be the party's presidential nominee, winning New Hampshire's key primary. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand
It’s a significant bump from Romney’s $14 million third quarter and another sign that he is close to locking up the Republican presidential nomination.

Romney has $19 million in cash on hand after raising $56 million over the past year. He’s given no personal donations to his campaign — a marked shift from 2008, when the former venture capitalist poured $40 million into his bid.

All of the money was raised for the primary, not the general election.

Romney’s haul dwarfs what his rivals have reported so far. Texas Rep. Ron Paul raised $13 million in the fourth quarter. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich raised $9 million.

 
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