Romney’s Victoria’s Secret: It’s Out

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Model Lindsay Ellingson during a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City.

Forget supermarket scanners.

Mitt Romney knows Victoria’s Secret.

Romney, in New York today for some campaign fundraising, regaled donors with talk of his pledge to repeal the president’s health care law. Joined at Cipriani by New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, Romney also joked about going to the home of Les Wexner, the chairman, CEO and founder of Limited Brands Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.

Wexner, a self-made billionaire, has enjoyed a boost in the stock price of his company’s chain of shopping mall stores this year. That includes Victoria’s Secret, the lingerie giant with the famously glossy catalogs.

Wexner donated $250,000 in April to a super-political action committee, Restore Our Future, that supports Romney for election as president and opposes Barack Obama.

“Some of you know Les Wexner,” Romney told his audience. “He owns Victoria’s Secret, among a number of other enterprises.”

“He has a very, very large home,” Romney said. “I remarked to Les, ‘Never has so little fabric bought so big a house.’”

 Greg Giroux reported from New York.

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