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Romney spent nearly $100,000 of MA money to wipe out electronic history

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This doesn't sound like something anyone other than Richard Nixon or George Bush would do. Why spend so much money to destroy information unless there's something to hide? Failure to show transparency is so pre-crisis. What may be the worst part of this is that Romney used state funds to remove his history. Now more than ever we need to know what's going on with what should be public information.

Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret, Reuters has learned.

The move during the final weeks of Romney's administration was legal but unusual for a departing governor, Massachusetts officials say.

The effort to purge the records was made a few months before Romney launched an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. He is again competing for the party's nomination, this time to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency in 2012.

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