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President Obama has big fund raising event

POSTED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 7:03am

The President heads to Nevada today to talk about the economy after three big fundraisers on the west coast last night.

President Obama's $40,000 a plate dinner at George Clooney's house last night appears to be the single biggest fundraiser ever -- more than Mitt Romney raised in a month.

Democrats say donations are pouring in since the President announced his support for same-sex marriage.

"Making sure that everybody, regardless of sexual orientation, is treated fairly," said The President.

Vice President Biden has apologized for "forcing the president's hand" by announcing his support days earlier.

Republicans say they'll use this as a key difference between Mr. Obama and Romney.

But for now, Romney is apologizing after a Washington Post report says he bullied a gay student in high school, pinning him down and cutting his hair.

Romney says he doesn't remember.

"I did some stupid things when I was in high school. And, obviously, if I hurt anyone by virtue of that, I would be very sorry and apologize for it," said Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney.

Voters had mixed reactions.

"That's the kind of guy that was a bully back then is probably a bully now," said one.

"I don't think voters or American people should look at somebody that did something 45 years ago," said another voter.

The question is whether or not any of this will have an impact in November.

"Not much different than someone during their youth getting drunk or smoking marijuana. That said I think Mitt Romney didn't handle it particularly well," said Political Analyst, Stu Rothenberg.


 

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