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US Election Updates - September 22, 2012

Romney camp paid bonuses to top staff in August

The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid nine staff members bonuses worth more than $200,000 in total after he was officially nominated by his party last month.

The senior aides received the payments in addition to their regular salaries on August 31.

The payments were made a day after the close of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, where Romney became the party's official candidate to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election.

The Romney campaign paid $37,500 to national political director Richard Beeson and $25,000 each to campaign manager Matt Rhoades, policy director Lanhee Chen, communications director Gail Gitcho, digital director Zac Moffatt, general counsel Kathryn Biber, and senior adviser Gabriel Schoenfeld, according to Federal Election Commission filings released late Thursday.

Two other aides, Jason McBride and Louis Tavares, received $10,000 each.

Romney's campaign raised $66.1 million in August and spent $61.2 million.

The disclosure comes at a time as the Romney camp faces harsh criticism from within the Republican Party.

Some Republicans say Romney has not done enough to reassure voters on key issues such as the struggling economy and high unemployment. Romney currently trails Obama in national polls.