Organizers said the “Occupy Iowa Caucus” demonstrations will be followed by protests, and perhaps more arrests, at President Barack Obama’s campaign office today, and other Republican candidates’ offices Friday.
Demonstrators, aware of the national spotlight on Iowa leading up to Tuesday’s caucuses, focused on a simple message — corporate money in politics — they hoped would resonate in households nationally and create fresh momentum for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
To draw a direct line between Romney and Wells Fargo, about 75 chanting demonstrators Wednesday from at least six states asked both Romney and the bank to make their tax returns public.
They also asked Romney, a multimillionaire former businessman, to return $61,500 from political action committees and individuals with ties to Wells Fargo, according to figures compiled by OpenSecrets .org.
The bank, in a statement, said that its PAC does not donate to presidential campaigns.
Nationally, 40 Wells Fargo employees have contributed $49,250 to Romney’s campaign, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission. The Register was not able to immediately determine how much their relatives may have contributed.
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