Romney Holds Unprecedented Fundraiser in Israel
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is doing something Monday morning that no candidate before him, from either party, has ever done — hold a fundraiser in Israel. About 20 to 30 people are expected to attend, pay $50,000 a couple, and bring in about $1 million for the candidate.
Romney also pulled in $2 million in London, with American citizens living abroad from all over Europe coming to see him while he was in town to meet with British officials and attend the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics.
Overseas fundraising has become somewhat of a new phenomenon in the last decade or so, with former President George W. Bush, Sens. John McCain and John Kerry also raising cash abroad, but mostly in London.