Billionaire Donors Hide Behind Velvet Curtain at GOP Convention – ABC News

2 Sep

When oil and chemical baron David Koch took his seat among the throngs of Republican grassroots activists on the convention floor in Tampa this week, he was making a rare appearance on behalf of the small group of wealthy donors who are bankrolling a good portion of Mitt Romney’s bid for president.For the past several days in Tampa, Koch has been the exception. Most of the deep-pocketed donors — the ones fundraising consultants call “the whales” — have spent the convention largely out of sight.Unlike Koch, they have watched the parade of speakers at the convention podium from high above, in a vast luxury skybox on the fourth and fifth levels of the Tampa Times Forum. Their box was cordoned off by ropes and blocked from public view by a velvet curtain. More…

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