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AP:

A millionaire thanks to his work as a venture capitalist, Mitt Romney is acutely aware of the motivating power of money. His presidential campaign hopes it will have a similar effect on college students, which is why it’s offering them a cut of their fundraising.
Participants in “Students for Mitt” will get 10 percent of the money they raise for the campaign beyond the first $1,000. While candidates often offer professional fundraisers commissions up to 8 percent, campaign experts believe the Massachusetts Republican is the first to do so with the legion of college students who have historically served as campaign volunteers.
“For the kids that want to get involved in a political campaign and they don’t want to spend their summer painting houses, they can help the campaign and themselves at the same time,” said Romney spokesman Kevin Madden.

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