In Michigan, Romney campaign announces record fundraising day

Here in Michigan — where Mitt Romney was born and raised and where he recently concluded a five-day bus tour by dipping his toes in Lake Michigan with his wife Ann – the campaign announced it hit a record fundraising haul of between $6 million and $8 million dollars in a single day.

“Michigan has been great,” John Rakolta, Jr., the national finance co-chairman of the campaign told donors gathered for the second of two fundraising events on Wednesday. “Tonight and today we will exceed every single event that has been held for Governor Romney from the beginning of the campaign.”

Spencer Zwick, the campaign’s national finance chairman, later told reporters he did not yet have a final figure. The campaign had only two finance events on the books Wednesday; a reception in Grand Rapid earlier in the day and a dinner event outside Detroit, where tickets ranged in cost from $2,500 to $50,000.