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The Boston Globe

Missouri governor to join Lexington investment firm

December 30, 2008 07:55 PM

Outgoing Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has been hired by a Lexington private equity firm headed by a son of a former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney.

Blunt, an early supporter of Romney’s failed Republican presidential bid, will join Solamere Capital as a senior adviser responsible for helping to evaluate new investment areas, the company said today…

The announcement of Blunt’s hiring noted his work on Missouri’s budget

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I suppose he’ll kick the widows and orphans off of their health insurance program and really cut into their employee education program. He should probably check into the company’s e-mail policies before getting on board, though.

When did this company start up?:  

The New York Times

Romney Son Moves Into Private Equity

June 17, 2008, 9:43 am

Tagg Romney, a son of former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, is helping to start up Solamere Capital, a Boston-based private equity firm…

…Mr. Romney’s father, of course, made his fortunes as a co-founder of Bain Capital, which has become one of the largest private equity firms around.

Let’s take a look at the Blunt family connections to Mitt Romney’s failed presidential campaign:

AP Interview: Romney says he’s not the only one switching positions, rivals do it too

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer

Thursday, April 26, 2007

…Also on Thursday, Romney was formally endorsed by Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, who has been actively helping Romney raise money.

BLUNT, ANDY B MR.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65109

SCHREIMANN RACKERS FRANCKA & BLUN

  ROMNEY, MITT

   VIA ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT INC.

03/20/2007 2100.00 27930536195

It’s nice to know that in these troubling economic times there are still people achieving gainful employment.