Graves stacking donations high for Romney

Former Gov. Bill Graves topped the list of lobbyist bundlers of campaign contributions for Mitt Romney during the third quarter. Graves raised nearly $1.1 million for the GOP nominee in his role as CEO of the American Trucking Associations. From July through September, 42 lobbyists raised nearly $9 million for Romney. Other pro-Romney lobbyists on the list represent defense contractors, energy companies, financial firms, and pharmaceutical and health-related businesses. According to the Center for Public Integrity, Graves has now raised more than $1.6 million for Romney — delivering more money than any of the 62 other lobbyists named in federal filings. In a related story reported by Politico, some expect a Romney White House to rescind current rules preventing lobbyists from taking top administration jobs.