- Romney only raised $2m more online than Rudy, not 6. They just counted online-managed in online.
- Rudy has a very high average contribution, once you take out the small donors (who didn’t raise that much). I would have expected more online contributions and smaller donors. Rudy needs grassroots. When do they start prospecting? Surely the poll numbers will help with that?
- California and Utah were the two biggest states. Romney is doing very well in Orange County, but I suspect that we are going to see stories about Mormon donors next week.
- As reported, Rudy’s got a good CoH number compared to Romney…. But you get the sense, comparing these, that Romney is in much better shape raising the next increment of money.
I wrote a piece on the current politics of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the EU-US trade deal, with a colleague of mine from Hill+Knowlton’s Belgium office. It is mostly just a review. Read more…