T.W. Farland reports on the relationship between Mitt Romney and Nu Skin founder and Utah resident Steve Lund, who recently donated $2 million to Romney's presidential campaign through two corporations that Lund is linked to.
At first blush, the bonds between Romney and Lund look more than skin deep. Both are successful businessmen who have turned small companies into billion-dollar enterprises — Romney by buying cheap companies and Lund by selling expensive skin creams. Both served in leadership positions of the Mormon church. And both are family men who have used their success to do good — Romney by building a career in public service and Lund by running a charity for African children.
But Lund, 57, is no Romney when it comes to public life. Friends say he doesn’t relish attention, and he did not return repeated requests for an interview.
Indeed, the seven-figure donation to help Romney’s campaign may be the loudest statement he’s ever made.