Bain, Cicilline, Reed and Whitehouse
“I think it is pretty clear that Governor Romney was at Bain Capital and that was a key part of their strategy to be outsourcing American jobs. I think it is a fair question to be asked during this campaign,” said Congressman David Cicilline.But if Congressman Cicilline has determined that the Bain business model is fundamentally wrong, does he intend to return the sizeable campaign contribution he accepted from a Bain Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer…
Jonathan Lavine, Bain Capital: Cicilline Committee contribution, $2,500, 6/27/2011.…or are there times when Congressman Cicilline doesn’t find anything wrong with Bain’s business practices — like when he’s cashing a check from one of the firm’s senior managers?
The same question can be asked of Rhode Island Senior Senator Jack Reed. He is both a Bain critic in the WPRO post, and has been a recipient of multiple contributions from Bain managers over the years…
Jonathan S. Lavine, Bain Capital: The Reed Committee contribution, $2,300, 6/26/2007.This, of course, is the Rhode Island way. Attitudes of the political class towards a particular business have less to do with the substance of the actual business, and more to do with whether personalities connected to a particular venture are political allies or not.
Jonathan S. Lavine, Bain Capital: The Reed Committee contribution, $200, 6/26/2007.
Mark Nunnelly, Bain Capital: The Reed Committee contribution, $2,300, 12/26/2007.
For the record, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has also been the recent beneficiary of some of Bain management’s Rhode Island largess…
Mark E. Nunnelly, Bain Capital: Whitehouse for Senate contribution: $2,400, 6/22/2010.
Joshua Bekenstein, Bain Capital: Whitehouse for Senate contribution: $2,200, 12/31/2010.
Joshua Bekenstein, Bain Capital: Whitehouse for Senate contribution: $2,400, 12/31/2010.