Watchdog: Romney campaign charge on Bain money boomerangs

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Washington, D.C.—Campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund released the following statement in response to the Romney campaign’s attack on President Obama’s money from Bain employees.

Statement from David Donnelly, Executive Director:

“It seems the Romney campaign has just criticized President Obama for not doing the bidding of his Bain donors. Under that logic, it makes it even harder for Romney to shake off his Bain troubles after benefiting from $5 million in their money so far this cycle.

“What his campaign won't tell Americans is that he wants no limits whatsoever on how much these executives can give to him directly.”

This afternoon, Romney campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul said, "The real question for President Obama is this: if Bain Capital is so bad, why have you taken nearly $120,000 in donations from them?" The Washington Post reported this morning that Romney and the committees supporting him have taken $5 million from Bain, or more than 40 times the $120,000 they criticized Obama for.