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Romney raises $7.5 million in New York

Holly Bailey, Yahoo News
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Romney deplaning in New York on Thursday (Charles Dharapak/AP)

NEW YORK--Mitt Romney raised $7.5 million during a fundraising swing in New York over the past 24 hours.

The Republican presidential contender wrapped up the last of three finance events in the New York area Friday morning with a fundraising breakfast at the Hilton hotel in Midtown Manhattan that attracted at least 900 people.

According to his campaign, ticket prices ranged from $2,500 a person to $25,000—the latter granting attendees face time and a photo with the GOP nominee.

On Thursday night, Romney attended two private fundraisers on New York's Long Island—one at the home of hedge fund manager Lee Ainslie and the other at the home of Robert Rosenthal, an investment banker who is the former owner of the New York Islanders hockey team.

It's the fourth day this week Romney has taken time off the campaign trail to raise cash for his campaign. On Monday, he attended a fundraiser in Lake Forest, Ill., just outside Chicago, and he headlined a finance event in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday.

Romney was narrowly outraised by Obama in August, bringing in $112 million to Obama's $114 million.

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