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.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why Pakistan won't hunt down the terrorists within its borders
- Sorry, GOP, tax cuts don't pay for themselves
- How academia's liberal bias is killing social science
- Pope Francis' American problem
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- Are there dogs in heaven? Let's hope not.
- Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
- 10 things you need to know today: December 19, 2014
- Hey, bosses: Stop giving bonuses to your employees
Subscribe to the Week