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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

RNC Draws Big Donors

Hundreds of lobbyists, trade groups and donors are descending on the Republican Convention in Tampa, and they’re carrying plenty of money and influence with them.

Just outside the official convention, they’re hosting a near-constant stream of parties and events that give them access to elected officials, and a chance to advance their interests.

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  • BHA_in_Vermont

    But really, Romney won’t be beholden to them, right?

  • Bec

    Want more info on who’s influencing the GOP? Democracy Now!’ s reporters are trying to speak to the very rich donors in the private suites at the Republican National Convention. Yesterday, when they tried to interview billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, one of his aids threw their video camera on the ground! This is just after they tried to interview David Koch and Karl Rove. You can find this video at http://www.democracynow.org and our daily special a 2-hour TV show from the RNC every day this week.

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