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Mitt Romney Fundraising Push Will Continue

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks to board his flight at Martha's Vineyard airport for fundraising events on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in West Tisbury, Mass. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks to board his flight at Martha's Vineyard airport for fundraising events on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in West Tisbury, Mass. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WEST TISBURY, Mass. — Mitt Romney says he needs to keep raising money at a furious pace because President Barack Obama broke all fundraising marks four years ago.

Romney's staff says the GOP presidential candidate will raise nearly $7 million from events Friday and Saturday on New York's Long Island, in Boston and on the Massachusetts resort areas of Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod and Nantucket.

Romney told reporters on Martha's Vineyard that he wishes he could spend more time campaigning in competitive states.

He notes that Obama was the first president to reject federal funding for the general election and the spending limits that go with such taxpayer-supplied funds.

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332 206
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33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
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Current Senate 53 47
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