A joint fundraising committee for Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign transferred nearly $5 million to the Oklahoma Republican Party’s account on July 31, according to a report filed by the state party on Monday with the Federal Election Commission.
The $4.99 million came from donors around the country. The contributions were divided up among four state Republican Party organizations and other GOP committees.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks the flow of campaign money, joint fundraising committees have been formed by both presidential campaigns and political parties to allow people who have donated the legal limit directly to the candidates to give more money.
Joint committees for Romney have raised $140.3 million and committees for President Barack Obama have raised $255 million, according to the center.
The money transferred to the Oklahoma Republican Party apparently won’t stay in the state, where Romney is expected to win easily.
Chairman Matt Pinnell said Tuesday, “These financial resources will be sent to swing presidential states. We are honored to have been selected to be on this Committee, and looking forward to its positive impact this November.”
This is from an in invitation for a fundraiser featuring Ann Romney to be held in Virginia next month at the home of Robert Duvall. It breaks down the participants in Romney Victory Inc.
“Contributions to Romney Victory, Inc. (“RV”) are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. RV is a joint fundraising committee composed of Romney for President, Inc. (“RFP”), the Republican National Committee (“RNC”), the official Republican Parties in four states (the Idaho Republican Party, the Massachusetts Republican Party, the Oklahoma Leadership Council, and the Vermont Republican Federal Election Committee), the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”), and the National Republican Congressional Committee (“NRCC”).