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Harvard Faculty Donates Heavily to Romney

Mitt Romney might like to dig at President Obama for relying on the “Harvard faculty lounge” for advice, but Obama’s fellow Harvard alum has received the most donations from the prestigious school’s employees of any current GOP candidate. According to the university’s newspaper The Harvard Crimson, a group of 17 Harvard staff members have donated a total of $25,000 to Republican candidates during this presidential-election cycle, the majority of which—$23,150—was donated to Mitt Romney. The only other candidate to receive funds from Harvard employees is Ron Paul, who took in just $3,103 from three faculty members. Romney has degrees in both business and law from Harvard and was, of course, governor of Massachusetts, a role that put him in direct contact with the school and its staff. 

February 29, 2012 11:20 AM