Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Romney to pay commission to student fundraisers

From a recent Salt Lake Tribune article, "He's offering to pay a percentage-based commission to students collecting cash for his White House bid."

"'It's legal but considered by professional fundraisers to be unethical,' says Paul Ryan, who heads the Federal Elections Commission program at the Washington-based Campaign Legal Center."

My question is not rhetorical: what makes a commission to students any less ethical than the set salary that the GOP pays Ken Mehlman the RNC Chairman in what is largely, albeit nowhere near exclusively, a fundraising capacity?

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Blogger David said...

Or what makes the commission Romney would give his fundraisers any different than the commission that any political party pays it's own fundraisers who work the phones? Or the commission the "professional fundraisers" pay their employees to make calls soliciting donations?

12:24 PM  

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