Mitt Romney's presidential campaign borrowed $20 million in August to fund itself through the Republican National Convention, when Romney was able to start tapping his general-election coffers. The GOP nominee still has $11 million to pay off, a campaign official said Tuesday. Romney and the Republican National Committee have jointly raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the general election, but until he became the official nominee, Romney had to use his war chest for the GOP primaries, which proved an expensive fight.
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