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Santorum’s Financial Backer Friess Says He’ll Support Romney

Money management mogul Foster Friess, the biggest financial backer of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, says he’ll now support presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. Friess donated almost $1.7 million to the Red, White, and Blue Fund, the super PAC supporting Santorum.

“I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can” [to Romney], Friess told Politico Tuesday, a few hours after Santorum suspended his campaign. Friess said he hadn’t yet discussed his plans with the Romney campaign or the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future.

“I’ve got some plans as to how I might be able to be of help,” Friess said. “The bottom line is, I’m going to be very supportive, and I’ll probably have plans to share with you a little later on.”

Friess refrained from harsh attacks against Romney during the race and actually gave the former Massachusetts governor’s campaign $1,000 last May.

Friess suggested he may donate to the Karl Rove-linked Crossroads groups. “I’m not sure if I have already,” he said. “I know that I have contributed to some other groups, but I can’t remember which ones. There are so many of them. They’re all over the place.”




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