Bain Employees to Speak at Democrats’ Convention, Officials Confirm
Democrats plan to have Bain Capital employees make the case against Mitt Romney at their convention in Charlotte.
Senior Obama campaign officials confirmed to Fox News that at least two people who worked at Bain Capital — Romney’s former private equity firm — will speak at the Democratic National Convention this week.
The bold move comes after Democrats have spent millions of campaign dollars on ads shedding light on companies that folded after Bain takeovers. While the campaign is not revealing who will be speaking or when they’ll be addressing the convention, one thing is clear — it will not be favorable to Romney.
A knowledgeable source told Fox News that possible speakers could include Steve Pagliuca — managing partner at Bain Capital, considered the unofficial head of the firm. Pagliuca is a co-owner of the Boston Celtics who ran for the Massachusetts Senate seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy and lost in the Democratic primary to Martha Coakley in 2010.
Another possible speaker is Jon Lavine, an Obama campaign bundler and very senior member of the firm. Matt Levin, also a partner at Bain, is said to be very active in Democratic politics as well and could be included in the program.