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Mitt Romney: Crony Capitalist?

In an interview with Politico, Mitt Romney suggested Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman could get a cabinet post in his administration, a move that would seem to contradict the Republican presidential candidate’s attacks on President Obama for rewarding donors, what the Romney campaign has referred to as "crony capitalism."

Not Just Super PACs: Shel Adelson's Many 2012 Campaign Donations

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will attend the Republican National Convention next week in Tampa, Fla., reported Nevada’s Jon Ralston on Friday. His wife Miriam will have a pavilion run by the Eric Cantor-related YG Network named after her.

Romney: I’ll Share My Pro-Oil Energy Plan With My Donors, But Not the Press

“Mitt Romney returned to Texas oil country Tuesday to fuel his campaign coffers with nearly $7 million raised in just one day, largely with money from top energy industry executives,” according to a report from NBC news yesterday.

Meet The Renco Group, $1M Donor to Romney-aligned Restore Our Future Super PAC

By: Kurt Walters and Adam Smith

The Mitt Romney-aligned Restore Our Future super PAC raised roughly $7.5 million in July, according to a report filed yesterday with the Federal Election Commission. One of those donations was a $1 million check from the Renco Group, a New York-based holding company owned by billionaire Ira Rennert.

Host of Mitt Romney Fundraiser Stepped Down From '08 Campaign After Outed As "Serial Tax-Evader"

Mitt Romney will attend a fundraiser in Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday at the home of Kate and Jim Sims, according to a report in the Vineyard Gazette. The event begins with a VIP reception for those who contribute or raise $50,000 for the campaign.

Congressman Paul Ryan, Master Fundraiser

Within hours of the announcement that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) would serve as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, news outlets were publishing stories that highlight Ryan’s special interest ties, something that fits neatly with the millions Romney is raising from bankers, oil and coal tycoons, and Washington lobbyists.

Fast Facts About Paul Ryan's Special Interest Ties

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) was selected today as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, bringing into his campaign someone who has mastered the fundraising game in Washingon, D.C.

Here are some quick facts on Ryan’s fundraising over the years, based on analysis of data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Food For Thought (And Government Contracts)

The Republican National Committee sent a cake to the Democratic National Committee today for President Obama’s birthday, with the phrase “you didn’t bake this” on it, as part of Republicans' continued attack on the president's "you didn't build that" remarks.

Report: 748 Lobbyists Donate to Romney Campaign

Mitt Romney’s campaign and joint victory committee with the Republic National Committee have received $1.87 million in campaign contributions from 748 registered Washington lobbyists and dozens of corporate PACs, according to Huffington Post analysis of records filed with the Secretary of the Senate.

Just More Empty Rhetoric

The Romney campaign announced today that it will hit President Obama for what they see as prioritizing fundraising over doing his job.

Elected officials do spend too much time raising money, that's true, but how would a Romney administration address the campaign's new-found concern over fundraising?