U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday tapped Jewish-American donors for more than $1 million, ending a trip to Israel that aimed to show he would be a better ally than President Barack Obama.
After days in which Romney spoke mostly on foreign policy issues, the fundraiser returned him to more comfortable turf - the state of the U.S. economy, which he sees as the main issue in the Nov. 6 election.
"What we are seeing now are policies that have not worked for the American people, and will not work," Romney said without mentioning Obama, the Democrat he has blamed for failing to substantially reduce U.S. unemployment, now pegged at 8.2 percent.
It was the second fundraiser of Romney's trip abroad. He picked up $2 million from Americans in London, as the candidates compete for cash for the expected multi-million-dollar burst of political TV ads in the last 100 days of the campaign. (Reuters)