Capital Tonight reports: Mitt Romney returned a $2,500 contribution from scandal-scarred Rep. Michael Grimm’s leadership PAC, Grassroots Initiative to Retain Our Majority, just four days after he received it, FEC records show.
Grimm PAC, as it’s known for short, did give Romney $2,500 earlier in the year. But the annual limit is $5,000 per election, so the PAC could have given $10,000 total.
Grimm was once one of Romney’s most outspoken New York supporters, even traveling to New Hampshire during the GOP primary in January to act as a surrogate on the former governor’s behalf.
But the Romney campaign didn’t move to distance itself from the Staten Island congressman until mid-February – on the very same day The New York Times reported Grimm had engaged in questionable business practices involving his real estate and restaurant ventures.