The Cost of Romney’s Government-Assisted Transition: $8.9 MillionSubmitted by father_abraham85 on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 22:32
By Katy Steinmetz
Dec. 19, 2012
[Time.com] - One of the less scintillating milestones of the 2012 election was marked by the General Services Administration, when Mitt Romney became the first candidate to take advantage of the Presidential Transition Act of 2010. The Act, spearheaded by former Sen. Ted Kaufman, provides resources for major candidates to start planning for their presidency long before Election Day. Through a Freedom of Information Act request, TIME acquired documents from the GSA that show the scope–and cost–of this unprecedented government-assisted transition.