2012

Miners Say They Were Forced To Attend Mitt Romney Rally at Mine Owned by Romney Donor

During a rally with Mitt Romney at a coal mine in Ohio earlier this month, “The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid.”

The mine was shut down for the day, the workers were not paid and employees “feared they'd be fired if they didn't attend the campaign rally.”

PRESS RELEASE: How Will Romney and Obama address our big money system?

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today asking President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney how they would address our big money-dominated political system.

From the press release:

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.

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.

Paul Ryan's Donations to Members of Congress

The New York Times reports this morning that “the fight over Medicare, the popular federal health care program for older Americans, is rapidly intensifying in House and Senate races around the nation after the selection of Representative Paul D. Ryan as the Republican vice-presidential candidate.”

Paul Ryan heading to Las Vegas for fundraiser with Sheldon Adelson

On Tuesday, Mitt Romney's choice for Vice President, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), will become the latest Republican politician to meet with billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, according to a report by the New York Times today on the “wide-ranging federal investigation” into Adelson's company and the “potential bribery of foreign officials and other matters.”

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.

President Obama Reaches 200th Fundraising Event

With five fundraisers in Chicago on Sunday, President Barack Obama reached his 200th fundraising event since filing for re-election, according to USA Today. In fact, by day’s end, he’ll reach 203.

According to the USA Today report: