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It might be hard to imagine after last week’s GOP presidential slugfest, but there was a time not too long ago when a group headed by Mitt Romney quietly—and a judge says illegally—helped Rick Perry’s political career in Texas and set the stage for his new nemesis to rise on the national stage.
And what hasn’t emerged before are court files reviewed by The Daily Beast stating that Romney was personally aware of the origins of the $1 million donation from a Texas homebuilder at the heart of the controversy, and that he discussed it with Perry’s campaign aides.
According to court records, the money from Bob Perry sent to the RGA was routed to the governor’s campaign in two $500,000 chunks. The last check for $500,000 was personally delivered to Rick Perry in Washington by Romney’s executive director at the RGA, Phil Musser, the court records say.
[color=limegreen]The arrangement violated Texas election-disclosure law, a Travis County judge ruled last year, [color=limegreen]because the RGA wasn’t registered in Texas as a political committee and did not file a report disclosing its contribution until well after the election, essentially depriving voters of knowing about the donation until after they voted.
...it does highlight just how close Romney and Perry are to each other. Any differences these clowns claim to have while on the campaign trail means nothing. They are pure establishment candidates who work for the same crony capitalist interests.
It seems that Rick Perry paid his way out of trouble.
Rick Perry’s campaign has denied in the past that it did anything wrong but settled its role in the lawsuit by making a $427,000 payment in 2010, court records show...Eventually, Bell won an out-of-court settlement in 2010 from Rick Perry for $427,000.