Romney’s Oil Adviser Contributes $1 Million To Pro-Romney Super PAC


One month after oil shale billionaire Harold Hamm became Mitt Romney’s oil energy adviser, he contributed nearly $1 million to the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future, for the second-largest contribution it received last month. Hamm has already has already maxed out his $2,500 contributions to Romney’s campaign, and contributed another $61,600 to the Republican National Committee. Campaigns and super PACs are not legally allowed to coordinate, but in reality many of Romney’s donors have turned to super PACs to escape contribution ceilings. Hamm’s donations, accounting for one-fifth of the super PAC’s April fundraising, only further blurs the line between his dual role advising energy policy and financing Romney’s super PAC machine.