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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22558 Fri Aug 24 21:39:46 EDT 2012 James Van Kirk
22557 Fri Aug 24 21:02:03 EDT 2012 Bob Davey Just Be Honest.
Oh, I almost forgot, that's Not part of the GOP's agenda.
22556 Fri Aug 24 20:56:08 EDT 2012 Erin Brandon
22555 Fri Aug 24 20:43:37 EDT 2012 CINDY DANIELSON
22554 Fri Aug 24 20:43:03 EDT 2012 CINDY DANIELSON
22553 Fri Aug 24 19:52:49 EDT 2012 Judith Tetzlaff
22552 Fri Aug 24 19:52:47 EDT 2012 Judith Tetzlaff
22550 Fri Aug 24 16:11:51 EDT 2012 James Robinson WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?
22549 Fri Aug 24 15:34:32 EDT 2012 T. Kirk
22548 Fri Aug 24 15:25:57 EDT 2012 Edie Buie Between Romney and Obama is a choice between a bag man and a flim flam artist. I'd say more but I'm a lady.
22547 Fri Aug 24 14:39:11 EDT 2012 Caryl Dimas
22546 Fri Aug 24 14:38:07 EDT 2012 gerry
22545 Fri Aug 24 13:13:48 EDT 2012 Alice Evans Where is the honesty in all of your secrecy? It feels very uncomfortable to me. It is time to let the people know who is financing your campaign, and what taxes you paid in the last 5 to 10 years.
22544 Fri Aug 24 12:53:38 EDT 2012 erin
22543 Fri Aug 24 10:43:03 EDT 2012 Carol McRae
22542 Fri Aug 24 09:20:10 EDT 2012 Eva Balogh And how about your tax returns, Mitt? What nefarious dealings are you so intent on hiding from the voting public??!!!
22541 Fri Aug 24 08:56:26 EDT 2012 Tressa Brinkley
22540 Fri Aug 24 04:17:04 EDT 2012 joe prebeg
22539 Fri Aug 24 03:36:32 EDT 2012 Matt Clark
22538 Fri Aug 24 01:25:01 EDT 2012 Terry Azzarello
22537 Fri Aug 24 01:21:43 EDT 2012 Terry Azzarello
22536 Fri Aug 24 01:20:48 EDT 2012 Mick Robinson
22535 Fri Aug 24 00:49:32 EDT 2012 Richard Robinson
22534 Fri Aug 24 00:29:21 EDT 2012 Mark
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