The Courting of Romney's Financial Widows

A Romneyless field means his money-bundlers are suddenly looking quite attractive to presidential contenders.

Republican nominee for President Governor Mitt Romney, along with Ann Romney and T. Boone Pickens, not shown, on stage at a fundraising event in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday evening, September 18, 2012.

Photographer: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

They are the Scarlett O'Haras of the fundraising world, and just about every 2016 Republican presidential hopeful wants to play the role of Rhett Butler.

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