Mitt Romney's campaign handed out more than $200,000 in bonuses to top staff after the Republican National Convention:
Mitt Romney’s campaign took out a $20 million loan in August and ended the month with $38 million less in the bank than President Barack Obama.What timing, eh? Maybe we should call it the Eastwood bonus. In all, nine staffers took home the cash, but as you can see at the top of this post, even as his campaign flushes money down the toilet with primary bonuses in August, Romney's campaign website is still pleading for money, in chunks as little as $15 a donation. But who can blame him for asking for cash? After all, he's got staff bonuses to pay.
At the same time, the campaign gave out about $200,000 in bonuses to senior employees just after the Republican National Convention, which ended with the candidate not getting much of a bounce in the polls.