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Mitt Romney raises nearly $8 million in Florida in June, asks for more

Mitt Romney/Romney Victory and the RNC raised $106 million June (vs. $71 for Obama and Co.) and close to $8 million of that came from Florida, according to a campaign source. More than 42,000 Floridians donated.

Romney isn't letting up. Starting last week, Republicans in Florida were getting this letter (read page one here and page two here) asking for urgent donations.

"It's essential you respond right away," Romney writes. "Our most cherished values and ideals are on the line this election."

Sounding decidedly conservative, Romney warns about Democrats raising "money hand-over-fist from Big Labor Bosses, Hollywood stars, and the Washington liberal elite They will use that money to flood airwaves and mailboxes in key battleground states with their liberal rhetoric and attacks."

At the same time arrived a letter from the Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry, who said he "must" raise $170,000 in 21 days.

"You and I both know that this might be our lat chance to stop the socialist Obama agenda of more spending, higher deficits, bigger government and less freedom," Curry writes. "Florida isn't just a battleground state. It's THE battleground state which will determine who wins the White House ..."

--ALEX LEARY

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