US candidate Romney gives own money to election effort

May 19, 2012 01:16

WASHINGTON - US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his wife Ann have each chipped in $75,000 to help his effort to beat President Barack Obama in the November 6 election, a source with Romney's campaign said on Friday.

The pair gave the money in May to a fund jointly used by the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee to help the candidate's election bid.This is the first known donation by Romney to his own election bid in this campaign. In 2008 Romney self-funded with more than $44 million toward his failed presidential run.

The sum of $75,000 is the maximum donation allowed from an outside donor, although Romney himself could give an unlimited amount to his own campaign.

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