- Mitt Romney said Tuesday that political contributions from teachers unions created a "conflict of interest" and called for the issue to be dealt with.
- “This is an extraordinary conflict of interest," Romney said. "That’s something I think is a problem and should be addressed.”
- President Obama has received $31,000 from teachers’ unions, while Romney's campaign has reportedly received none.
From the article:
"... 'We have a very unusual system in this country. It’s not just related to teachers unions. It relates more broadly. But people are able to give — in the case of the Democratic Party, I don’t mean to be terribly partisan, but I kind of am — in case of the Democratic Party, the largest contributors to the Democratic Party are the teachers unions, the federal teachers unions,' Romney said at an NBC Education Summit here Tuesday. ..."