Skip to comments.Romney Campaign Paid $33 Million to Two Consulting Firms With Ties to Key Staffers
Posted on 12/08/2012 6:26:41 PM PST by bimboeruption
The Romney campaign spent an estimated $356 million between January 1, 2011 and October 17, 2012 in its unsuccessful effort to defeat incumbent President Barack Obama.
According to Federal Election Commission documents, as reported by OpenSecrets.org, $33 million of this amount was paid to two consulting firms with ties to key staffers at both the Romney campaign and the RNC.
Targeted Victory LLC, a Minnesota company with executive offices in Virginia, was paid $17 million for digital communications by the Romney campaign. FLS Connect LLC, an Arizona corporation with headquarters in Minnesota, was paid $16 million for voter contact and telemarketing services. Again, this is through October 17th, the final amount is likely much higher.
Based on press reports and publicly available business incorporation documents, it appears that three individuals had control of these funds: Tony Feather and Michael Beach at Targeted Victory LLC; Tony Feather and David James at FLS Connect LLC.
Significantly, key staffers at both the Romney campaign and the RNC have close recent ties with both firms.
One prominent figure at the Romney campaign -- Political Director Rich Beeson -- and one prominent figure at the RNC -- Chief of Staff Jeff Larson -- were both until recently partners at FLS Connect LLC. It's unclear what, if any, ongoing relationship they may have with the company. A second prominent player in the Romney campaign -- Digital Director Zac Moffat -- has not fully disclosed what, if any, ongoing business relationship he maintains with Targeted Victory LLC. Press reports have referred to Moffat as the co-founder of Targeted Victory LLC.
Given Romney's loss to President Obama, the return on investment for this $33 million paid to a handful of well connected consultants has come under harsh questioning from many quarters.
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That's actually the firm's former name now changed to Flummox Miss, LLC.
You will note that all this consultant firms are LLCs which means ‘Limited Liability Corporation’, that is to say ‘we ain’t responsible for our advice!’
You will note that all these consultant firms are LLCs which means ‘Limited Liability Corporation’, that is to say ‘we ain’t responsible for our advice!’
It is almost as though they didn’t care if they won or not. Rather, was an opportunity just to give jobs to all the beltway wankers.
Conservatives won’t win again until is a real grass-roots movement.
Romney ran THE WORST web media campign! In the weeks/months prior to the electiom, you could Google any term “health, cancer, diabetes, women, etc” you name it...and EVERY TIME the first 5-10 top returns were linked to Obama care or his freaking campaign!!!!
Made me insane. but no one one on Romney’s camp listened to me!! Same thing for Spanish language searches!! These people were idiots! My stupid neighbor with 3 missing teeth could have run a better internet media campaign!!
Maybe if we charged they would listen.
How correct you ARE! This is about jobs for GOPee consultants who don't give a damn about principles. They're there for the money.