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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:53 PM

Romney Earns Most Endorsements From Former CEOs With $100 Million-Plus Golden Parachutes

Romney Earns Most Endorsements From Former CEOs With $100 Million-Plus Golden Parachutes

By Josh Israel

Yesterday, Mother Jones identified 21 former CEOs who received more than $100 million in severance packages when they left their posts.

A ThinkProgress analysis of federal campaign finance records reveals that of the 21-person list, only four have been disclosed as donors to 2012 presidential candidates.

Mitt Romney garnered the most endorsements. At least three of those donors have given the legal maximum — $2,500 — to the Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign. They were former CVS Caremark Corporation CEO Thomas M. Ryan, former U.S. Bancorp CEO Jerry A. Grundhofer, and former eBay CEO (and unsuccessful 2010 California gubernatorial candidate) Margaret C. “Meg” Whitman.

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Additionally, former General Electric CEO John F. “Jack” Welch Jr. has publicly backed Romney, though he has not yet been disclosed as a Romney donor.

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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/01/19/407188/romney-earns-most-endorsements-from-former-ceos-with-100-million-plus-golden-parachutes/

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:08 PM

1. Not surprising at all.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:29 PM

2. Kick! n/t

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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:33 PM

3. Newt has Steve Forbes

and that guy from Vegas.

And Newt is offering a 15% flat tax. I think the Billionaires are more worried about Newt = 1972, the last time the 'Insurgents' overwhelmed the 'Establishment'.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:27 AM

4. K & R

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:34 AM

5. Meet the criminals.

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