Who Is Secretly Funneling Money into Mitt Romney's Campaign Coffers?

Unlike President Obama, Romney Doesn't Disclose. Urge the Presumptive GOP Nominee to Come Clean

 

To raise huge amounts of campaign cash, presidential candidates rely on “bundlers.”

Bundlers are campaign funders who bundle their own donations together with those of other super-rich Americans in order to skirt the legal limits on contributions directly to campaigns in order to raise tens of thousands — if not millions — of dollars.

President Barack Obama has been publicly disclosing information about his bundlers since the 2008 campaign began. Mitt Romney also disclosed his bundlers in 2008.

But this year, Mitt Romney has so far refused all calls to release information about the identities of those in his army of bundlers.

Only the names of Romney’s bundlers who are federally registered lobbyists have been disclosed (which is required by law). The rest of his network of fundraisers remains in the shadows.

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We, the undersigned, urge Mitt Romney to release his full list of campaign bundlers in order to match the level of transparency that has come to be expected from presidential candidates of both major parties.

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  • Top bundlers are often given access and political appointments in return for gathering large amounts of money for the campaign. A 2011 study of President Obama's top-tier fundraisers from 2008 showed that 80 percent received "key administration posts" as defined by the White House.
  • Every Democratic and Republican presidential nominee since 2000 has released his full list of campaign bundlers to the public, updating it periodically.
  • Mitt Romney released his bundlers list in 2008 but has yet to do so for this election cycle.
  • As the presumptive nominee in 2008, John McCain released his bundlers list on April 19.
  • President Obama has already voluntarily released his bundlers list, with quarterly updates.
  • As a result, Obama has already returned more than $200,000 in campaign contributions linked to bundlers with questionable backgrounds -- contributions that likely never would have been scrutinized if his bundlers had been kept secret.

Visit Public Citizen's White House for Sale page for detailed information about Obama and Romney's bundlers we do know about.

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22733 Mon Nov 12 18:25:27 EST 2012 John Peterkin
22732 Sun Nov 11 13:37:07 EST 2012 Nancy Haney
22731 Mon Nov 05 21:36:38 EST 2012 Steven Plount Disclouse all financial and tax records for the last 25 years or you are not worthy to be a Public Servant of the United States Of America, muchj less President. You appear to be a selfish, self-centered, More....
22730 Sat Nov 03 18:32:08 EDT 2012 John Peterkin
22729 Sat Nov 03 11:55:48 EDT 2012 Donna Fisher
22728 Wed Oct 31 15:36:51 EDT 2012 Lyn Fenex
22727 Sat Oct 27 12:34:24 EDT 2012 Andrea Estrella
22726 Wed Oct 24 12:47:08 EDT 2012 Sandy Dover
22725 Tue Oct 23 03:14:40 EDT 2012 George Davis
22724 Sun Oct 21 20:17:11 EDT 2012 Jacqueline Amato
22723 Sun Oct 21 00:28:33 EDT 2012 George Davis
22722 Wed Oct 17 20:26:15 EDT 2012 Charlene Root
22721 Wed Oct 17 17:14:56 EDT 2012 June Taubman If you have nothin to hide, you will reveal your donors.
22720 Wed Oct 17 13:43:45 EDT 2012 Charlene Root
22719 Tue Oct 16 13:37:53 EDT 2012 Ronald Domin
22718 Tue Oct 16 09:57:31 EDT 2012 Margaret Griffin
22717 Mon Oct 15 23:57:31 EDT 2012 martha carlisle
22716 Sun Oct 14 16:18:52 EDT 2012 Laura Symons
22715 Sun Oct 14 13:03:24 EDT 2012 Lori Colina-Lee Transparency is essential in a democracy. Lies and secrecy serve the corrupt.
22714 Sat Oct 13 15:43:32 EDT 2012 Darrell Williams Also Mr. Romney please come clean and let us know who your major supporters are. Transparency is the best way to go, secrecy hides all manner of ill deeds.
22713 Fri Oct 12 11:53:43 EDT 2012 Roland Covert
22712 Fri Oct 12 08:55:54 EDT 2012 Amy Duffield
22711 Thu Oct 11 16:21:12 EDT 2012 Rita Hecht
22710 Thu Oct 11 14:50:12 EDT 2012 Herbert Mitson
22709 Thu Oct 11 13:10:23 EDT 2012 Steven Tichenor
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