Photo: Romney hits the Hamptons for fundraisers
July 8th, 2012
05:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Photo: Romney hits the Hamptons for fundraisers

(CNN) – Security stands outside the home of billionaire David Koch on Meadow Lane in Southampton, as Mitt Romney attends one of two high-dollar fund-raising events in the area on Sunday.

Koch, and his brother Charles, are major power players in the Republican Party that support conservative and libertarian causes.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • New York
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Money gets you no respect when your in the republican bafoon party ,these guys can go down the toilet in Nov with romney the clown and the republican bafoon party !!!!!

    July 8, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  2. Jules

    Romney will be Koch bought and paid for. Wonder if he will have a stamp on his forehead that says bought to you by the Koch brothers.

    July 8, 2012 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  3. Name JR

    It takes quite a lot of donations from free Americans to equal the blanket free pass this socialist gets from the so-called msm. Good luck mitt but the fix is in.

    July 8, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Has anyone thought about what a Romney inauguration would look like and who would be his WH spiritual advisor. Think about it, I'm just curious.

    July 8, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    I told you this election is RICH v/s MIDDLE CLASS AMERSiCA.

    July 8, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  6. Etch-A-Sketch Mitt RobMe Say_Nothing -Do_Nothing_Flip_n_Flopper VULTURE CAPITALIST

    Etch-A-Sketch Mitt RobMe....a puppet for the Koch Brothers!!!

    July 8, 2012 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  7. Reggie from LA

    In another article, the Hamptons hit RMoney back.

    July 8, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  8. trex

    .......WELL.......there goes the neighborhood...............

    July 8, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  9. Sirned

    This kind of money and influence by Billionares will kill the middle class and Democracy...two thumbs up to the protesters giving their time and patriotism to denounce this power and influence. We support you and than you....

    July 8, 2012 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  10. Snow

    obama has the unions or at least some of their members and other union members will vote for Governor Romney. The Republicans have their donors so it all works out in the end and the demorats cannot stand it. If the demorats want to know about Governor Romneys income maybe they should first have obama release his transcripts that he has spent millions keeping secret. Sounds good to me.

    July 8, 2012 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  11. T'sah From Virginia

    You better be careful R-Money – KOCH kills!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!

    July 8, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  12. Larry L

    This area is where the Republicans show their true love for black and Hispanic people. They use them for pool boys, maids, gardeners, and cooks. They let them eat the left-over food from parties!

    July 8, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  13. Les

    Why don't we restructure our tax laws to have politacal campaigns that receive money pay tax on what they are given, it a shame on the money wasted in this country. It's called gift tax when anyone else is given free money,

    July 8, 2012 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  14. carrotroot

    The people who live in the Hamptons can basically wipe their behinds with cash. While the rest of us are struggling to keep a roof over our heads.

    July 8, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  15. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    As if there isn't already enough corruption... I mean money, no wait I mean free speech involved already? Romney expects to win with throwing the negative ads and money around. I don't think he will get enough of reactionary teapublicans to vote for him; they'll be staying home.

    July 8, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  16. enuff

    Once again, secretive "fundraising" behind the walls of the 1% ... something that the average Joe would not understand with the wheelings and dealings of the uber-rich to steal this country for their benefit.

    July 9, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  17. Phil Thomas

    There nothing wrong with being wealthy, Mitt can surf, hang glide whatever, In fact I like reading this better that watching him out of his element at a hot dog stand or burger joint. Building wealth is part of american dream to build your networth and so is being able to contribute to society. The problem is people forget this country makes that opportunity possible, if you were born anywhere else the odds shrink you would amass or maintain the wealth you have. There's nothing wrong with taxes, the government spending is crazy, we had two wars to fight at once, our roads look terrible. I had to work in the south of spain with a client and they had better roads in Malaga than we have here. Its not the time to take a tax cut or sustain one, give back to the country that makes all this possible bottom line, the same way our parents were willing to do the same. I don't really care what these tea party clowns profess, we can shrink government and we can pay taxes were at 1950's levels and you guys are crying unbelievable

    July 9, 2012 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  18. Thomas

    I love that image !

    Now I know why Mitt Romney loves all trees the same size.

    Would sombody tell him the difference between a hedge and a tree !

    July 9, 2012 03:05 am at 3:05 am |