GOP presidential contender hosts Boca fundraiser

Romney rakes in at least $100,000

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and the candidate generally considered the front-runner for the Republican nomination, held a fundraiser in Boca Raton Tuesday night.

The former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas, Ned Siegel, hosted the fundraiser at the exclusive Woodfield Country Club.

It cost at least $1,000 per person to get in, and with a hundred cars parked out front of Siegel's house, Romney raised at least $100,000 for his presidential bid.

Political scientists say he's trying to elbow out the many other Republican contenders.

"There's only so many donors. Many are still on the sidelines, they haven't decided which candidate to support. If they see one candidate out-raising the other candidates substantially, everybody likes to be on the winner," said Dr. Kevin Wagner, a politics professor at Florida Atlantic University.

Romney's campaign denied our request for an interview, but they do say he may hold a public event in South Florida sometime in the next few days.

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