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  •  It may be an incorporation solely for (3+ / 0-)
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    sailmaker, mmacdDE, dlemex

    accounting & tax purposes. I don't know what the practice has been in other elections. (Anyone? It'd make for a fascinating diary.)

    On the other hand, the boilerplate has some intriguing bits to it:

    Contributions to Romney Victory, Inc. (“RV”) are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. RV is a joint fundraising committee composed of Romney for President, Inc. (“RFP”), the Republican National Committee (“RNC”), the official Republican Parties in four states (the Idaho Republican Party, the Massachusetts Republican Party, the Oklahoma Leadership Council, and the Vermont Republican Federal Election Committee), the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
    Why were these four state parties -- Idaho, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, & Vermont -- selected? Two of them are in deep Red states, & Massachusetts makes sense because it is Romney's home (okay, one of his home states), but why Vermont?It's hardly a Republican stronghold.  Why wasn't the state party of Utah involved? (It's not only deep red, but Mormon; it has to be very loyal to Mitt.) Why did RV need to involve more than the RNC? I can sorta understand involving the Senatorial & Congressinal Committees, but why state parties? And why four states? Is that a minimum number?

    To repeat myself, I suspect there's an interesting diary waiting to be written here. Lastly, I bet Romney won't be able to destroy all of the hard drives & accounting records: this time something will either be missed or hidden from his cleanup crew.

    •  Now you've piqued my interest (2+ / 0-)
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      sailmaker, llywrch

      So I did a search of DE records. I find a
      ROMNEY 5691 LLC
      with an incorporation date of 1/30/12

      I don't find anything else, but to get more info costs money. Not that you'd find much else - they used a registered agent, which everybody does. It doesn't say it's a 'foreign' corporation, which corporations not doing business in DE do.

      It could be Romney's campaign arm in DE, but that's unusual in itself. Obama's campaign isn't set up like that - they have a record (two, actually, one in 2008 and one 2011) but it's considered a 'foreign' corporation, which means its offices are in another state (IL).

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