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Mitt Romney: Coal will "not be a four-letter word" in my administration

In an op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized the work of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and stated that, “In my administration, coal will not be a four-letter word.”

Another word with four letters that Romney is familiar with is cash, as in the bags of it he and his super PAC have received from the coal industry.

Romney is consistent on at least one issue: Democracy is for rich people

At a press conference today, presidential candidate Mitt Romney said of campaign finance laws:

Mitt Romney: Some of my good friends are OWNERS

When asked over the weekend if he follows NASCAR, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney responded in a way that only Mitt Romney can: “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners."

Some of these friends may have contributed to Romney’s presidential campaign this cycle, according to our analysis of data from the Center for Responsive Politics.*

Romney super PAC donor once fined for laundering campaign contributions

Eighty-four percent of donors to the Romney-aligned Restore Our Future super PAC have also given the maximum amount allowable to Romney’s campaign committee, essentially evading contribution limits to candidates.

Top Romney Super PAC Donors Also Romney Campaign Donors

Twenty of the 23 individual donors giving $100,000 or more in January to the Mitt Romney-aligned super PAC also donated to Romney’s campaign committee in 2011, essentially evading federal contribution limits to support the candidate of their choice.

Room For Lobbyists in Romney Campaign

Public Campaign Action Fund's David Donnelly was in The New York Times this weekend discussing the prevelance of lobbyists in the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney (R-1%)

“I’m not concerned about the very poor.”
February 1, 2012

“Corporations are people, my friend.”
August 1, 2011

“I’m also unemployed.”
June 16, 2011

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Anniversary Only Big Money Could Love

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from January 2 through January 20, 2011.

Marriott or Hyatt: Wealthy Hotel Chains and Their Favored Presidential Candidates

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come under scrutiny for his service on the board of Marriott International during a time when the company paid millions to settle charges of taking kickbacks and cheating clients. Given the close relationship Romney has to the Marriott family (Romney’s father was a close friend of the hotel chain’s founder J.

The Wealthy Donors in Mitt's Quiet Rooms

Facing critiicism about his corporate raiding through Bain Capital, Mitt Romney was asked on Wednesday, “are there no fair questions about the distribution of wealth without it being seen as envy, though?” He said in response that, “I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like.”