Mitt Romney to Get Chris Christie and His Donors

By DCDecoder, David Grant | The Christian Science Monitor, October 11, 2011 | Go to article overview
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Mitt Romney to Get Chris Christie and His Donors

DCDecoder, David Grant, The Christian Science Monitor

Chris Christie is ready to back Mitt Romney, reports Fox News. Christie's financial donors have already shifted to Romney.

Mitt Romney is not only hoovering up all of Chris Christie's donors. Fox News is reporting that Christie is going to throw his weight behind Romney too.

Last week, when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put what seemed like the 2,000th nail in his presidential campaign coffin, Decoder wrote that savvy observers would look to see whether Mitt Romney or Rick Perry snapped up those GOP moneymen once breathing hard for a Christie bid.

In the very short term, Romney is winning that race - and it's not even close.

From around the web, here are some top donors hoovered up by the Romney camp and why they matter:

Paul Singer: A top get nationwide, Singer - a financial services executive who brings "policy chops" to the table as the head of the conservative Manhattan Institute - is one of the nation's biggest GOP bundlers, POLITICO writes. (What's a bundler, you ask? NPR did a great briefing on this, but in short bundlers not only cut their own checks to a candidate - they have a proven ability to get others in their network to put up their own money, too.)

Ken Langone: The co-founder of Home Depot was a major Christie backer and carries serious financial heft, as The Hill writes.

James Lee, Jr. and John A. Catsimatidis: The New York Times writes that Lee, a JPMorgan executive and Catsimatidis, a supermarket magnate, were both big hitters for George Bush's election efforts (Lee to the tune of $500,000.

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