In a time when campaign finance transparency is at an all time low and corporate contributions are at an all time high, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to track the flow of money in and out of elections. To further complicate this matter, United Republic member Lauren Windsor has been conducting an ongoing investigation into what may be some fishy spending, making transparency that much harder to achieve:
Romney Victory Inc. is a joint-fundraising committee set up by the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee. In its July filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Romney Victory paid $750,000 to a company named VG LLC on May 31, 2012 for fundraising consulting. The mailing address listed for VG LLC, 585 Commercial Street in Boston, is the very same address as the Romney campaign’s national headquarters… So who is behind VG LLC?
We were wondering the same thing. After a substantial amount of snooping which included calls to every applicable Secretary of States’ office and available information in online databases, it seems we can’t get much of a clear answer to that, either:
Bottom-line, Romney Victory paid an untraceable contractor $750,000. Is this is simply a clerical error? Is VG LLC the V G LLC of Vincent Gabriel in Missouri? Is VG LLC an unregistered business entity? Is the Romney campaign offshoring its fundraising consulting to a foreign contractor? Is VG LLC a slush fund to deposit untraceable money?
So the question remains, who do you think is behind VG LLC?