Romney’s not responsible for this guy or his actions, but any news in this vein after Larry Craig is another headache:
A top Utah fund-raiser for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign – who has links to an organization facing a civil lawsuit alleging child abuse – is no longer part of Romney’s state finance team.
Robert Lichfield of La Verkin, who founded the umbrella group called the Worldwide Association of Specialty Schools, brought in some $300,000 earlier this year for Romney during a single Utah event and has donated tens of thousands to the former Massachusetts governor and other Republicans in recent years.
Lichfield is named in a federal lawsuit charging that students of the “behavior modification” schools with ties to WWASPS were subjected to “physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse.” The suit had 140 defendants at last count.
UPDATE: Man, bad week to be a donor, this one to Thompson – anybody do any vetting anymore?