Madame L has not heard any lies about this, but wants to share with her Dear Readers the following:
The Truth: If you have contributed to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, your money has most likely gone to one of his millionaire friends. Here's the breakdown, from the LA Times:
"Nine firms that are run by or that recently employed top Romney aides have received almost a third of the $435.8 million that Romney’s campaign and a related fundraising committee have spent on operating expenses through Oct. 17, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of federal election finance reports.
"The Obama campaign has relied more heavily on outside vendors, directing $5.8 million to firms with business ties to top strategists."
Here are the top four recipients of the $134 million paid to firms with ties to the Romney campaign's inner circle:
$64,115,235 to Targeted Victory for digital consulting and web development. The company was co-founded by Zac Moffatt, who serves as the digital strategist for Romney's campaign.
$23,644,470 to American Rambler for media production, polling, communications and strategy consulting. The firm is run by Stuart Stevens, Russ Schriefer and Eric Fehrnstrom, who are media strategists for Romney's campaign.
$12,500,000 to VG and $9,663,723 to SJZ, for fundraising consulting. Both firms are run by Spencer Zwick, who serves as Romney's campaign finance chair.
$16,550,394 to FLS Connect for telemarketing and data management. Rich Beeson, Romney's political director, is a former partner.