Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign gave almost $90,000 to the Red Cross without any fanfare Nov. 30, a full 24 days after the election, according to filings made with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday
The contribution came about a month after Superstorm Sandy, which drained the organization’s resources.
The timing of the donation is interesting, given Democratic charges right before the election that Romney was using the Red Cross for publicity. Neither he nor his campaign mentioned the contribution, Politico reports.
The FEC filings also showed big payments to consultants who played major roles in Romney’s campaign and who in some cases were accused of contributing to the candidate’s defeat.
In December, the campaign paid $3.8 million to Targeted Victory, the consulting firm run by Romney’s digital director Zac Moffatt. It also shelled out $2 million to FLS Connect, the telemarketing and direct mail firm that includes Romney political director Rich Beeson as a partner.
President Barack Obama’s victory was attributed partly to the superiority of his campaign’s digital and telemarketing operations.
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