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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    So it seems the donor used his own office as the address for the LLC. Not exactly trying to hide anything there.

    The LLC had been registered to a Madison Avenue address in Manhattan that was the same building occupied by Bain, sparking more of the mystery surrounding Spann. Sources familiar with the situation said Conard retired from Bain in 2007, but still maintains an office of his own at that Madison Avenue address.

    So a guy wanted to support an old buddy. Something anyone should be able to do.

    Based on his donation history and his past with Romney, at first glance there may be less there than meets the eye in terms of a hidden political agenda.

    Read more: Mystery Mitt Romney donor comes forward - Maggie Haberman - POLITICO.com

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    a classic excerpt from that propaganda piece:
    ... Conard has no major history as a Republican donor, and is not a known name within bundler circles.

    He's made a few donations to the Republican National Committee, and contributed to George W. Bush's and Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's campaigns, but the overwhelming majority of his donations have been to Romney and his two PACS, Commonwealth PAC and Free and Strong America. ...
    so much for "no major history as a republican donor"


    Read more: Mystery Mitt Romney donor comes forward - Maggie Haberman - POLITICO.com
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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    a classic excerpt from that propaganda piece:

    so much for "no major history as a republican donor"


    Read more: Mystery Mitt Romney donor comes forward - Maggie Haberman - POLITICO.com
    It says he has a history of being a donor for Romney. Politico isn't a partisan source. They are one of the few fairly moderate sites.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

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    It says he has a history of being a donor for Romney. Politico isn't a partisan source. They are one of the few fairly moderate sites.
    ok, you insist it is not a propaganda piece
    then explain the contradiction between the writer's statement that conard had "no major history as a republican donor" and the author's presentation that the donor "... made a few donations to the Republican National Committee, and contributed to George W. Bush's and Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's campaigns, but the overwhelming majority of his donations have been to Romney and his two PACS, Commonwealth PAC and Free and Strong America."
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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    At least the donor finally stepped up. Why it was hidden in the first place and then why it took so long to come forward is still a mystery to me, though. Why go through all the motions to circumvent the law?

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    ok, you insist it is not a propaganda piece
    then explain the contradiction between the writer's statement that conard had "no major history as a republican donor" and the author's presentation that the donor "... made a few donations to the Republican National Committee, and contributed to George W. Bush's and Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's campaigns, but the overwhelming majority of his donations have been to Romney and his two PACS, Commonwealth PAC and Free and Strong America."
    Many people give money to similiar sources. A few donations? Do you have any idea what he donated? $1000 per election? That would be $1000 more than I would donate but it's hardly "major".

    It appears outside of this donation he's been a small time guy at best. Outside of his desire to help his buddy he's gave a bit here and there. That hardly answers the question of why if he wants to blow $1 million helping out Romney, why it's any of your business.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    At least the donor finally stepped up. Why it was hidden in the first place and then why it took so long to come forward is still a mystery to me, though. Why go through all the motions to circumvent the law?
    He says he sought out legal advice and this is what he was gave as advice. Once he realized it was causing problems he came forward.

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