Romney to raise about $10 million in NY, Conn.

May 21, 2012 - 2:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Mitt Romney is set to raise about $10 million during a fundraising swing through New York and Connecticut.

Romney's top finance aide told donors in New York City on Monday that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was set to raise at least that — and possibly "substantially" more — during more than a dozen events during two days this week.

Romney also plans a July fundraiser with former Vice President Dick Cheney in Wyoming, according to a "Save the Date" invitation to the event.

Romney's fundraising has skyrocketed since he started raising money with the Republican National Committee. With the party, Romney raised $40.1 million in April. That's nearly as much as the $43.6 million that President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party raised together last month.