By Sheena Dooley | Iowa Watchdog
DES MOINES – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raked in as much as $1.8 million during a Tuesday fundraiser at Glen Oakes Country Club that cost as much as $75,000 per ticket, according to a news report.
Romney attended the fundraiser before holding a campaign speech Wednesday morning.
He attacked President Obama for allowing unemployed people to receive welfare under a new policy. The Obama administration has said the policy gives states flexibility to aid needy parents in securing work. The work requirement hasn’t changed, officials said.
It’s the fourth time this year Romney has visited the Hawkeye State, where polls show a tight race with 45.8 percent favoring Obama. That compares to the 44.5 percent who support Romney, according to numbers from Real Clear Politics.
Romney also has lagged in fundraising, according to OpenSecrets.org. Donations to Romney totaled $153.5 million. Obama has raised $300.1 million, the website showed.
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