Saturday, February 6, 2016

Romney raises up to $1.5 million in Montco

Republican nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney, busy girding his loins for the fall battle, held two fundraisers in the suburban Philadelphia donor belt of Montgomery County Tuesday, netting up to $1.5 million.

Romney raises up to $1.5 million in Montco


Republican Mitt Romney continued filling his campaign tank for the general election with two Montgomery County fundraisers Tuesday that organizers expected would net from $1 million to $1.5 million.

“That’s a pretty good take,” said power lawyer Charles Kopp, a longtime Republican fundraiser who was one of Romney’s earliest supporters in Pennsylvania. “We were very pleased with the results.”

The Romney campaign has a goal of getting $5 million from state donors. One event was at the posh 29,000-square-foot Byrn Mawr home of real estate developer Mitchell Morgan. A larger evening reception was held at the Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne.

Republican National Committeeman Bob Asher took the lead in setting up the events and hustling contributions, organizers said.  Among the other GOP heavy hitters involved: Pat Deon, chairman of the SEPTA board; Jim Shacklett of the National Label Co; Gary Erlbaum; Ira Lubert, the private-equity magnate, and Ron Naples, president of Quaker Chemical.

 (with Jeremy Roebuck)

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