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Buy ‘Em If You Can

By on 5.10.07 | 11:48AM

For months there has been talk about how former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been essentially "buying" support from think tank, activist groups in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, etc.

There hasn't been much to it, in part because in truth, he hasn't been doling out tons of cash, and even if he were, it's his personal money - which he has lots of.

But now that he's receiving an award from a

Massachusetts/>/> pro-life group, Mass Citizens for Life, things are getting a bit more interesting. It turns out that Romney gave the group a $15,000 donation. And now he’s receiving a leadership award. It’s now become public that Romney’s wife donated funds to Planned Parenthood. And recently in Iowa/>/>, when asked about his wife's activities and views on abortion and other life issues, Romney told the audience:

"Her contributions are for her and not for me. Her positions are not terribly relevant to my campaign."

And here is where things get interesting.  Romney told the audience that his wife Ann is now one of the heads of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. The same group he donated funds to. This has set off a firestorm in Massachusetts/>/>, where members are demanding to know when and how the former first lady of Massachusetts/>/> ended up on the board.

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