Mitt Romney's road to the Republican nomination

  • Mitt Romney's road to the Republican nomination

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park February 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. A dozen potential Republican presidental hopefuls are set to address CPAC, the biggest gathering of conservative activists in the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mitt Romney Chip Somodevilla

    May 16, 2011: Romney raises $10.25 million in one day

    Romney raised $10.25 million in a single day after bringing together his network of wealthy donors to dial for dollars in a city with no shortage of them.

    Romney's phone bank fundraiser at the Las Vegas Convention Center, much like one during his first attempt at the Republican nomination in 2008, was the centerpiece of a series of fundraising events that included a conference call with volunteers who were asked to solicit their friends and neighbors for donations.

    "This is a big kickoff for us, for our fundraising effort. It's kind of a celebration," Romney told the more than 400 supporters tuned in to watch him host a brief town hall-style broadcast on Facebook. "It's important to me that we get that started, the ball rolling today."

  • Steve Chaggaris

    Steve Chaggaris is CBS News' senior political editor.