Romney Gives Unemployed Woman Cash On Ropeline

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Source: Emily Friedman / ABC News

SUMTER, S.C. — Amid shaking hands and signing campaign posters, Mitt Romney did something he has never done before on the ropeline: He took out his wallet and handed a wad of cash to a woman waiting to shake his hand.

The woman, 55-year-old Ruth Williams, says she has been following the Romney campaign since he arrived in the state on Jan. 11, when she said she received a message from God to track him down.

Williams, who would not specify how much money Romney gave her, said also that South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis paid her light bill on Thursday. A spokesman for Loftis, one of Romney’s major endorses in the state, confirmed to ABC News that he paid Williams’ bill. While Loftis didn’t know the amount of the bill, he confirmed that he gave her $150.

Williams said she has been volunteering at Romney’s Columbia headquarters since last week.

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  • Ok I am sorry but how does giving a “wad of cash” to a woman on a line at a publicized event solve or rectify the problems or issues that led her to have “need” in the first place. The same repubs that complain about the expectation of handouts and inciting folks to pull up their boot straps, have no problem perpetuating the cycle.  The hypocrisy is remarkable.