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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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