Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney raised $7.4 million in 72 hours after he chose U.S. Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate, said a campaign spokesman, Andrea Saul, on Twitter.The campaign received more than 101,000 donations online following the announcement, she said.
This is the second major spike in Romney fundraising in three months. After the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 upheld President Barack Obama’s health-care plan, which extends insurance coverage to millions of Americans, Saul announced by Twitter that Romney had raised $4.6 million in 24 hours.
There is no way to verify the claim. When Romney filed his campaign financial disclosure report for June, he listed just $1.5 million in contributions on the day of the court ruling. The campaign said the rest of the money came via donations of $200 or less, which means the dates and donors of those contributions do not have to be identified.
No word on how much the Ryan pick meant to Obama’s fundraising, though the campaign did bring in more than $1 million a day on June 28, 29 and 30.