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ABC News: The Note: Money Talks And Obama Drives The Day

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The Note: Money Talks And Obama Drives The Day By MICHAEL FALCONE ( @michaelpfalcone ) and AMY WALTER ( @amyewalter ) LAS VEGAS — Private jets for Mitt Romney: $233,911. The fee for a National Cowboy Museum fundraiser for Rick Perry: $2,600. The lead in the 2012 primary’s money race: Priceless. What we learned from this weekend’s third-quarter financial disclosures is that Perry and Romney are not only ahead of their competition when it comes to the money game, they are crushing them. If you pooled together all the cash the other six major Republican presidential hopefuls have in their bank accounts, it would only a bit more than half of what either Romney or Perry have sitting in their campaign war chests. So, while the debates have defined this primary thus far, it won’t be long before money starts to have a big influence on defining the parameters of this race. And there are two candidates with the resources to do so. While Romney and Perr