Why are Goldman, Bain Employees Top Donors to Romney Group
Inc., the biggest source of donations directly to Mitt Romney’s
presidential campaign, are also the top givers to the joint
fundraising committee he has set up with the Republican Party.
Goldman employees contributed $902,310 to Romney Victory,
according to a computer-assisted analysis of Federal Election
Commission reports. Overall, Romney Victory has raised more than
$140 million since being established on April 5. Employees of
Boston-based Bain Capital LLC, the private-equity firm co-
founded by Romney, were its second biggest contributors, giving
Employees of Elliott Management Corp., a New York-based
hedge fund, were third with $808,150 in donations to Romney
Victory, which raises money for the presumptive Republican
presidential nominee and state and local party committees. Paul Singer, the president and founder of Elliott Management, has
also given $1 million to the pro-Romney super political action
committee Restore Our Future.
The super-PAC, which operates independently of Romney’s
presidential campaign, raised a record $20 million in June,
spokeswoman Brittany Gross confirmed today.
Should not the FCC require equal time for all candidates?
Is this the way it is, money is speech and speech is money?
Will money buy the election between the lesser of two evils?
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