Charity on the campaign trail
February 7th, 2012
10:07 AM ET
9 years ago

Charity on the campaign trail

New York (CNNMoney) - President Barack Obama and Oval Office hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have all released at least one year of tax returns. And they all gave big money to charity.

But their donation patterns differ substantially, and in some cases provide a window into the candidate's political priorities.


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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Evidently Newt didn't care that several million people were going to look at his tax returns. He's a tightwad when it comes to giving to charity.

    February 7, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  2. diridi

    Do we get 60/ per vote? Romney is going to buy voters? What a nonsense on the pretext of charity in Democratic Elections in America!!!!God save this nation from Republican thugs.

    February 7, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Do right wingnuts think that anyone had more money to donate than Mittens? What the GOP leader saved by not paying taxes makes his donations pretty small in comparison.

    February 7, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  4. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    No doubt about it, Romney has been extremely generous! A very good and decent man, just what this country needs.

    February 7, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    In 2011, the Romney's gave $2.6 million in cash contributions to the church, and in 2010 they gave $1.5 million.

    All Mormons in good standing with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are required to give 10% of their salaries as a tithe.

    i personally don't consider a "required" contribution (tithe) as charitable

    February 7, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |