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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:50 PM
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Lobbyists playing key role in 2012 fundraising
Source: Wash. Post

K Street is playing an increasingly central role in the 2012 presidential race, as hundreds of lobbyists representing some of the worlds largest corporations and trade groups pour money into Republican coffers.

The main beneficiary so far is Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and equity-fund executive, who is banking on strong support from the business community to propel his White House bid.

More than 100 registered lobbyists have contributed to Romney, giving nearly $200,000 in direct donations, according to a Washington Post analysis of donor and lobbying records. A team of lobbyist fundraisers has also bundled together nearly $1 million in contributions for Romneys campaign, disclosure records show.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who entered the race in August, took in at least $72,000 in contributions from 42 lobbyists through September, plus $77,000 bundled by a bank executive. Dozens of Washington lobbyists have also given money to trailing candidates Jon Huntsman Jr., Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, the analysis shows.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lobbyists-playin...
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:53 PM
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1. Color me surprised...not n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:54 PM
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2. Lobbyists and campaign fundraising. What an unusual combination!
:P
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:03 PM
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3. Lobbyists run the friggin world. nt
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:39 PM
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4. First, tax the lobbyists n/t
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