A source inside the Romney campaign confirms the GOP nominee has raised over $1.5 million dollars since announcing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the vice presidential selection five hours ago and they expect to double that number by the end of the day.
A Romney advisor told Breitbart News:
Romney has raised $1.5 million since announcing Ryan. We expect over 30,000 individual donations by end of the day, and are likely to surpass the $3 million mark in the first 24 hours alone.
For a campaign that was already heavily outpacing the Obama re-election effort in fundraising, these numbers serve as instant affirmation that the Romney/Ryan ticket appeals to a broad base of Republican voters.
As Breitbart News’ Dana Loesch pointed out, grassroots conservatives are fired up about the selection of the Chairman of the House Budget Committee and they are proving it with the remarkable number of individual donations Team Romney is expecting today.
Given the fact that the Obama/Biden ticket remains intact and will not receive a fundraising boost that goes along with the stage-managed events of today’s Norfolk, VA announcement, it appears the Romney Campaign is set for another month of fundraising superiority this August.