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2012 Watch: Romney's Donors

The governor's PAC sheds light on his supporters.

2:00 PM, Feb 5, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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Earlier this week, I wrote a post tracking the money race between likely candidates for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. A follow-up post quoted a perspicacious reader who observed,

Huckabee's PAC led in donors. He had more than 16,000 for 2009; Palin was second with 14,000. That means he had more people donating to his PAC than anybody else, just with less money -- underscoring that his support is truly with the masses. (Pawlenty had about 2,700 donors and Romney doesn't say.)

I asked Romney's Free and Strong America pack if they'd let me know the number of people who donated to the group in 2009. Their answer: 16,593.

That puts Romney's PAC ahead of Palin's--and neck and neck with Huckabee's. Republican presidential politics get more interesting all the time.

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