Traveling press secretary Rick Gorka said Romney would clear somewhere between $6 million and $7 million from two events in Texas, a safely conservative state that is the primary home of the lucrative US oil industry.
Hundreds of donors shelled out as much as $50,000 for a place at receptions at an exclusive hotel in Houston, and the Petroleum Club in Midland, Texas.
“Continue to help out with your dollars. It means a great deal to me,” Romney told Houston reception attendees.
“You perhaps noticed in the paper, we’re a little wiser in our spending of dollars than the other side, apparently,” he said.
“I’m not managing their campaign for them, but we’re going to spend our money wisely. We’re going to spend it to win.”