The Washington Times - August 17, 2012, 08:39AM

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has infused his ticket-mate Mr. Romney with more than just some much-needed energy on the campaign trail. Since Mr. Romney announced Mr. Ryan as his running mate Saturday, the Romney campaign has raked in more than $10 million in online fundraising and approximately 124,800 online donations, the campaign said Friday.

“Tomorrow marks a week since Mitt Romney announced his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan to join him on America’s Comeback Team, and it’s clear that his choice has reshaped the race in a positive way,” Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades wrote in a memo. “The Obama team’s increasing vitriol is a sure sign that they’re rattled by the pick. Unable to engage in an elevated policy debate, they’ve spent the past few days drowning in their own venom.”


The average donation was $81, and about two-thirds were new donors.

Mr. Rhoades also highlighted gains in online media: 54,000 additional Twitter followers for Mr. Romney, bringing the total to 861,000, and a gain of 118,500 for Mr. Romney. Additionally, 45,000 have signed up to volunteer online.

“While President Obama’s team continues its campaign of frustration and division to distract voters from his failed record, the Romney-Ryan team will continue offering solutions to the challenges facing our nation,” Mr. Rhoades wrote. “America is ready for a comeback and if this past week is any indication, America’s comeback will begin on November 6th.”