That’s the move Boca Raton private equity firm owner and big Mitt Romney fundraiser Marc Leder completed in the wake of the election. He admitted this week to fathering a love child!
Republicans do, and they’ll remember him for a long time.
Leder, 50, worked tirelessly — and spent hundreds of thousands in South Florida – to ensure that his good friend Romney got elected.
Thing is: Leder is also the man in whose $3 million-Long Lake Estates house someone secretly shot a video of Romney saying that 47 percent of Americans vote for President Barack Obama because they’re dependent on government handouts!
The widely-played tape became key for Democrats who wanted to paint Romney as an uncaring multimillionaire out to help his rich friends.
Now the fiesta-loving Leder, owner of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, says he’s the “proud” father of a little girl born to a paramour just weeks before the fateful fundraiser.
Who’s dependent on Leder’s handouts now?
Leder is said to have bought the baby’s mother a nice condo on Manhattan’s upper west side!
“I became the proud parent of a beautiful little girl last January with my former girlfriend of a year. We maintain a close relationship, and are committed to raising our daughter jointly,” he said in a statement released to Philly website Naked Philidelphian.
The website quotes an anonymous source close to Leder, whose bitter divorce from wife Lisa became the stuff of lore in Palm Beach County, saying Leder kept the birth a secret so it would not to embarrass the GOP whose elected officials advocated against birth control and abortion.
Leder, who owns Sun Capital Partners, worked hard for the family values Romney-Paul Ryan ticket. He set aside the Romney controversy to host a fundraiser for Ryan in the weeks leading to the election.
The infamous tape? It showed Romney telling $50,000-donors at Leder’s 15,000-square-foot house: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, . . . , who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, . . .”