Republican heavyweight Mitt Romney said on Monday he is kicking off his campaign for the White House in earnest with a day-long fundraising event in Las Vegas likely to bring in several million dollars.
“We’re activating our campaign today,” Romney told supporters on a conference call.
Aides said some 700 Romney fans had gathered to staff a massive phone bank, and they expect to announce how much money was raised later in the day.
Mitt Romney hopes money talks today during National Call Day fundraiser
The first outbound call from Mitt Romney’s much-anticipated National Call Day went out Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. MDT.
By the time the final phone call is made Monday night from Team Romney’s base at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the former Massachusetts governor is widely expected to have several million dollars of new funds in his campaign coffers.
“This sends a statement across the nation that we’re serious and that this campaign is going to be successful,” Romney said Monday in a conference call to his political backers