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Campaign 2012

Obama campaign got Bain donations

By Callum Borchers
Globe Correspondent / May 23, 2012
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President Obama has accepted $92,270 in his last two campaigns from employees of Bain Capital, the private equity firm formerly led by Mitt Romney, which he has villainized for profiting on failed companies that laid off workers. Democratic candidates and committees have taken more than $1.3 million from Bain Capital since the 2008 election cycle - double the amount collected by Republicans. Democrats’ willingness to fund campaigns with Bain Capital money could undermine protests against the way it was earned.

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