Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Philly's Rothman docs are top Romney donors: report

20 Rothman docs gave Romney $25,000 each at a Sept. 17 event

Philly's Rothman docs are top Romney donors: report

Top contributors to Mitt Romney's Republican campaign for the third quarter of 2012 was "the Rothman Institute, a Philadelphia-based orthopedic" chain of clinics started by surgeon Richard H. Rothman reports the Washington Post here.

Some "65 doctors at the chain, which comprises more than 15 offices, donated to Romney on Sept. 17, including 20 who each gave $25,000, according to the report filed with the Federal Election Commission.

"The money went to Romney Victory, a joint effort of Romney’s campaign and the Republican Party, which will spend on his behalf." A Rothman official didn't return the Post's calls.

"The contributions from Rothman doctors add up to $751,000, which is over 50 percent more than the next highest total, $480,000, donated by employees of the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts... Financial firms such as KKR and energy giant Occidental Petroleum fill out the rest of Romney’s top sources of money."

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