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Jan Baran Talks to Reuters about Big GOP Donors Remaining Undecided

September 15, 2011

Election Law & Government Ethics Practice co-chair Jan Baran provided commentary for a story that reports important Republican donors are keeping their money on the sideline as they mull support for a GOP presidential candidate.

"I haven't seen any sort of huge swell of traditional Bush supporters going anywhere yet," said Mr. Baran, former general counsel to the Republican National Committee and an advisor to President George H.W. Bush.

Reuters reports that only a third of the Republican campaign cash raised four years ago has been committed to the 2012 election. The article adds that while the money should start flowing in eventually, party insiders "have not finished debating whether Perry or Romney is more electable when facing Obama."