"Students for Mitt" To Get a Cut

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is trying to attract students to his campaign with a unique approach.

The former Massachusetts governor will give participants in the "Students for Mitt" program 10 percent of any money they raise for his campaign after they raise an initial thousand dollars.

Many candidates offer their professional fundraisers a commission of as much as 8 percent of what they bring in, but Romney is the first presidential candidate to offer a commission to students who have historically been a volunteer workforce.

Presidential candidates are facing their first quarter fundraising deadline this Saturday. Those reports, to be released mid-April, could paint an early picture of Romney's status on the campaign trail.

Romney hopes to raise at least $15 million.

Romney is currently trailing third or worse in many opinion polls behind former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Arizona Senator John McCain.

This program aired on March 27, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.


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