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Presidential Candidates Find Utah a Popular Place for Fundraising

Presidential Candidates Find Utah a Popular Place for Fundraising



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(KSL News) Utah has been a popular state for presidential candidates to earn money for their campaigns. Barack Obama is the seventh presidential candidate to travel to the state.

Mitt Romney was the first to make a stop in the Beehive State. During his two day visit to Salt Lake City and St. George, Romney raised close to $2 million.

Arizona Senator John McCain came to Utah just one month later and raised more than $150,000 for his campaign.

Presidential Candidates Find Utah a Popular Place for Fundraising

That same month, Rudy Giuliani became the third GOP candidate to visit the state. During a private fundraiser, he gained close to $100,000.

And John Edwards was the first democratic presidential candidate to stop in Utah. He walked away with close to $100,000 as well.

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd have also traveled to Utah for fundraising in the past couple of months.

No word yet on how much Barack Obama raised today.

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