Why Today Was a Good Day for Mitt Romney

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Oct. 5 2012 3:44 PM

A Ray of Hope

Why today was a good day for Mitt Romney.

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Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.

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Today’s Good News for Romney: The polls might not reflect Mitt Romney’s great debate performance until next week, but one crucial group is already expressing its support: donors. Just yesterday, the conservative super PAC Restore Our Future says it brought in one of its biggest hauls on record, at one point receiving more than two donations every second. (The group has yet to disclose the total amount.) Having an extra $100 million on hand in the home stretch could help Romney make up for lost time.

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Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers science, the law, and LGBTQ issues.

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