The Human Rights Campaign today has just released never-before-seen financial documents from the showing a $10,000 donation from Mitt Romney’s PAC in 2008 to The National Organization for Marriage revealed to be engaging in a plan to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks” and manipulate the Latino community.
From the HRC Press Release:
“Mitt Romney’s funding of a hate-filled campaign designed to drive a wedge between Americans is beyond despicable,. Not only has Romney signed NOM’s radical marriage pledge, now we know he’s one of the donors that NOM has been so desperate to keep secret all these years.”
The contribution from Romney’s “Free and Strong America” PAC, donated while NOM was engaged in passing California’s Proposition 8, was revealed in NOM’s 2008 IRS 990 report, which HRC obtained from a whistleblower.
In an October 28, 2008 article in Utah’s Deseret News, Romney’s spokesperson claims they have made a contribution to Prop. 8, but there is no evidence of disclosure of a contribution to the effort. If Romney’s spokesperson is accurate, then both Romney’s PAC and NOM may have violated California disclosure laws.
The question that now remains is whether this whole thing was an attempt for good Mormon Mitt Romney to fund the Prop 8 battle without his own fingerprints
Mittens YOU ARE BUSTED!
The document (the public version of which normally has the donor names redacted) is available at: http://www.scribd.com/nomexposed/d/87361789-NOMSched2008PDF