You may recall, last fall, Snopes.com hooting at the very thought of Romney stealing the election via Solamere, the family’s private equity fund, whose partner, H.I.G. Capital, had a controlling interest in e-voting firm Hart InterCivic, whose machines were to be used in several key Ohio counties.

Such a rip-off was impossible, Snopes reasoned, in part because the family’s investment was (Snopes quoted AlterNet’s Steve Rosenfeld) “fairly hands-off.”

This piece makes it pretty clear that Mitt Romney is Solamere, and vice verse.

(Thanks to Steve Schneider for the tip.)

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Romney mixes business and politics at exclusive Utah conference
By Jason Horowitz, Published: June 6 E-mail the writer

PARK CITY, Utah — John Schoenfeld came to an exclusive resort here to do business with Mitt Romney. But he stayed for the politics.

Schoenfeld spent most of Wednesday in a downstairs conference room of the Stein Eriksen Lodge assessing the investments of Solamere Capital, the firm co-founded by Romney’s son Tagg and increasingly managed by Romney himself. Then he learned that several potential GOP presidential candidates would be attending a separate Romney conference at the same exclusive lodge.Obama’s claim on judicial nominations

“I’m going to stretch my clothes another day,” the Chicago-based lawyer said after moving upstairs to join hundreds of Romney’s top donors to kick off the former Republican presidential nominee’s Experts and Enthusiasts 2013 conference. Schoenfeld said he became enthusiastic about the prospect of spending Friday morning driving golf balls with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), breaking bread with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or shooting skeet with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Romney’s running mate in 2012. “That looked like fun.”

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