(CNN) - One of Mitt Romney's fundraising "bundlers" works as a lobbyist for the green energy firm Ener1, which became a flash point for Republicans last week when it filed for bankruptcy three years after receiving a $118.5 million grant from the Obama administration.
Robert T. Grand raised $110,150 for Romney in the last three months 2011, according to documents filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission. Grand, who works in the Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, lobbied for Ener1 in 2011, according to the Senate Lobbying Database.
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The lobbying database indicated Grand lobbied lawmakers for "Legislative and administrative proposals establishing grants, loans, and loan guarantees to fund the construction of domestic lithium-ion battery manufacturing facilities."
Ener1, which makes a variety of energy storage devices under different subsidiaries, is the parent company of EnerDel, the car battery division that received the government grant to help build a manufacturing plant in Indianapolis.
AutoObserver, an automotive industry publication, reported in July that Indiana lawmakers secured $6.5 million in earmarks for Ener1.
AutoObserver also reported some lawmakers warned against giving the company any federal earmarks or grant dollars because Ener1's biggest backer is a Russian oligarch, Boris Zingarevich. The lawmakers were concerned American technology would end up in Russian hands.