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.
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.
IF THE PRESIDENT CAN DO IT; YOU SHOULD TOO. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS BEING MORE UPFONT AND FORTHRIGHT THAN ARE YOU, MR. ROMNEY...SO, GET WITH THE PRGRAM AND REVEAL YOURSELF (ASSUMING YOU HAVE NOTHING TO More....HIDE??!!)
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Honesty and transparency are two qualities the leader of our nation is expected to demonstrate to the people they govern.
If you cannot be that then you must have a "hidden" agenda.
Mon Aug 27 17:28:04 EDT 2012
start doing a little truth which is is against your religion!
Mon Aug 27 14:24:47 EDT 2012
Barbara S. Knox
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Mon Aug 27 14:00:03 EDT 2012
It's critical that the public knows who is supporting you. Why are you afraid to reveal that information?
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You're just another arrogant greedhead until you release more of your tax returns. Your smug, snarky little wife thinks you have released enough info to "you people," meaning me and the rest of regular More....Americans who pay their taxes without benefit of offshore tax shelters to decrease their tax load. You aren't fit to be in the White House with your condescension and elitism dominating your every decision.
The only people Republicans care about are rich, white, and male. Disgusting.
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