Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mitt's Mormon Problem

While I was on my Happy Valley Hiatus, I came accross some great posts on other blogs, but didn't have time to post them here. I will take the time over the next few weeks to share with you some of them.

The first one is from Reach Upward and is entitled "Mitt's Real Mormon Problem." It talks about how efforts to distance himself from the Church aren't helped by the fact that many of his contributions probably come from Mormons.

It is in this arena of campaign finances that Romney has a Mormon problem. The DNews reported yesterday that Romney has already raised $3.8 million from more than 3600 Utahns, and that he hopes to soon raise another $2 million in Utah. Six of Romney’s top 10 fundraising states have sizeable LDS populations.

It must be stipulated that no one has any reliable figures on how many of Romney’s donors are Mormons or how much Mormons have donated to the Romney campaign. The figures presented lead to the assumption that a lot of Romney’s money comes from members of the LDS Church. When coupled with the money Romney has legally donated to his own campaign, it would seem that over half of his campaign funds have come from Mormons.

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