Romney Oil Donor

May 23, 2012 - 3:56 AM
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2010, file photo, Harold Hamm, chief executive officer of Continental Resources Inc. of Enid, Okla., speaks during an Associated Press interview in Bismarck, N.D. Hamm didn’t wait long to make a nearly $1 million donation to a group supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after he became one of Romney’s top energy advisers in March. Just weeks after Hamm joined the Romney campaign, he gave $985,000 to a pro-Romney super PAC, according to campaign reports. Hamm’s company, Continental Resources Inc., oversees oilfield stakes in North Dakota and Montana, and Hamm has been disdainful of President Barack Obama’s energy policies. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel, File)