Romney Campaign, RNC Aim To Raise $800 Million | Talking Points Memo

The Romney campaign and the RNC, who are now raising money together in a joint Romney Victory fund, have set a goal of raising $800 million, reports the New York Times. The Romney camp estimates that this will be part of a $1 billion campaign to defeat President Obama, according to a memo circulated by top Romney fundraisers over the last few days. The memo indicates that they hope to get at least $500 million from big donors and $300 million from small donors. They also estimate $200 million coming from super PACs. Republicans have been using the specter of a $1 billion Obama campaign operation fo rmonths as part of their own fundraising push — a figure the Obama campaign claims is a GOP marketing ploy, not a realistic estimate.

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