Lobbyists Help Fill Romney’s Campaign Coffers

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Mitt Romney supporters in Boston.

Three new lobbyists appear on the list of fundraisers for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to new Federal Election Commission disclosures.

One is Abigail Blunt of Kraft Foods Global Inc. and the wife of Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican. Another is Cathy Tripodi, whose clients include Abound Solar, for which she is lobbying on government loan guarantees.

Romney, breaking with precedent, does not disclose his fundraisers, except for the registered lobbyists he is required to identify by law. Christopher Bravacos lobbies for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the drug companies’ trade group. The three brought in more than $86,000 for his campaign.

President Barack Obama does not allow registered lobbyists to raise money for his campaign, though some of his fundraisers do work for law firms that also lobby. Obama regularly releases a list of bundlers.

Through April 30 of this year, Obama raised $222 million to $100 million for Romney.

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