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  • Mitt Romney’s campaign asked Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to downplay his state’s job growth after several press releases from the governor’s campaign and messages from the Florida Chamber of Commerce trumpeted gains for the month of May.
  • From 1984 to 1999, Romney was CEO of a company called Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm. The firm's main focus is on selling various management and business model techniques to both failing and start-up companies in exchange for large sums of money. With Romney's recent campaign success, the news has spread about the 'questionable' ethics of Bain and its practices. Bain and Romney both have been called 'vulture capitalists', where many speculate that Bain's focus was not on fixing companies, making them better or saving jobs, but strictly on making money, and lots of it. Millions, which quickly turned into billions.
  • The Scott Walker Administration has been criticized for alleged favoritism and cronyism. The girlfriend, Valerie Cass, of then State Senator Randy Hopper was hired for a short-term position at a salary higher than that of her predecessor. According to state records, she had never formally applied to the position, while multiple other qualified candidates with high-level recommendations were passed over for the job.
  • Scott Walker appointed Brian Deschane to an $81,500 per year job overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees at the Department of Commerce. Deschane's father, Jerry Deschane, is executive vice president and a longtime lobbyist for the Wisconsin Builders' Association, which donated $121,652 to Walker over the past two years. 2 days later, after a great public outcry, Walker demotes Deschane.