General Election

Mitt Aims to Raise $800 Million

The Mitt Romney campaign hopes to raise $800 million in combined funds from top donors and small contributors, according to a recently circulated fundraising memo. On top of the $800 million campaign war chest, pro-Romney super PACs are expected to bring in a total of around $200 million for the general election. All together, the memo suggests, Team Mitt aims to scrape together $1 billion in his effort to beat President Obama in November—just about how much Obama plans to spend on his reelection efforts.