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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-12 04:30 PM
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Romney's approach to campaign openness: Keep secrets and release only what law says he must

KASIE HUNT Associated Press

2:23 p.m. CDT, June 11, 2012
BOSTON (AP) Keeping his secrets, Mitt Romney tends to lift the veil on his finances and campaign only if the law says he must.

The Republican presidential candidate refuses to identify his biggest donors who "bundle" money for his campaign. He often declines to say who's meeting with him or what he's doing for hours at a time. He puts limits on media access to his fundraisers. And he resists releasing all of his tax returns, making just a single year public after facing pressure to do so.

"We've released all the information required by law and then some," Romney said last month about his tax returns.

He's indicated that part of the reason for his secrecy is to avoid political problems in his race against President Barack Obama.

He has said of his election foe: "He's going to try and make this campaign about the fact that I've been successful, that I've made a lot of money. So he wants to be able to get all the details on each year and how much money I made this year and that year. I'm not going to get into that."

If there's a famous American who's made their money in a way that disgusts me, it's Willard!
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