Romney Claims Boost in Internet Fundraising

Feb 2, 2008 6:42pm

ABC News’ Matt Stuart reports: Republican hopeful Mitt Romney claimed Saturday that Internet donations to his campaign have been on the rise.

Speaking with reporters, Romney said that they had collected $374,000 in online donations in one day. "My guess is that a week ago we might’ve collected $50,000 in a day," Romney said.

Romney again stated that he believed the race will continue after Tuesday, saying, "I don’t think somebody’s gonna walk away with the, the needed numbers." Romney later reiterated, "I don’t think it’s gonna be over as of Tuesday night. I wish it were over in my favor. Hope it’s not over against me."

However, Romney also acknowledged that while "all the politicians in this race have to be optimistic" he also noted that "we all recognize…there’s just an itty bitty chance we might not win."

Earlier today, Romney attended the funeral of the former president of the Mormon Church, Gordon Hinckley, but sought to avoid any political questions about the event. "This was a chance for me to think about this man I admired a great deal," Romney said.

Asked if he was sleeping all right, given the approaching Super Tuesday when 21 Republican contests are held, Romney said only that "not a guy that gets all wound up and high stressed over stuff."

Fresh off a trip to Montana to campaign for his dad, second son Matt said, "We’re doing great there. I think you’re gonna win."

Romney heads to Minnesota tonight before heading on to Illionois, Missouri and Tennessee on Sunday.

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