Rachel Maddow took a look at the Romney campaign’s lack of disclosure Monday night, particularly in regard to major campaign donors. Citing Sheldon Adelson‘s record-breaking investment in the campaign, Maddow criticized the Romney campaign’s opacity — questioning whether Adelson isn’t the biggest bankroller. And how we’d even know.
There’s a new “record for political giving by a single human in a single political contest,” Maddow announced. And that record-breaker is Adelson, who is now “officially the biggest campaign bankroller of all time,” with “$70 million from him alone and counting.”
Yet, at least Adelson is putting his name out there, Maddow argued. Because he’s not the only big donor, but we don’t know who the others are. The Romney campaign, she said, has been “unprecedented” in its refusal to reveal its bundlers. And while the law doesn’t require it, Maddow noted that all modern presidential candidates from both parties have done so.
“Why is this information being kept secret?” Maddow asked.
She went on to observe: While we know Adelson broke the previous record, we don’t know for certain whether he holds the current record, whether he has competition. If someone is spending more money than him in an effort to win this election, she asked, “how would we know?”
Take a look, via MSNBC:
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