Romney Offers Student Fund-Raisers A Commission

Boston (AP) -- Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is taking a unique approach to raising campaign funds.

He's offering college students a cut of the money they raise for him.

Participants in "Students For Mitt" will get ten percent of the money they raise, beyond the first $1,000.

While candidates often offer professional fund-raisers commissions, some experts think the former Massachusetts governor is the first to do so with college students.

His spokesman says the approach could appeal to students who "don't want to spend their summer painting houses." He says this way, "they can help the campaign and themselves at the same time."

Running third or worse in public opinion polls, Romney is looking to raise at least $15 million to cement his status as a top-tier candidate.

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