Romney Campaign Takes Donations Using Square 

Aug. 27, 2012

Late last week, just days before today’s opening of the 2012 Republican National Convention, the Mitt Romney for President campaign announced it will be accepting credit and debit card donations at the Tampa event via mobile phones equipped with the payment processing app and card readers from Square. The San Francisco startup continues to garner headlines, announcing during this August alone it has signed a deal to process all credit card payments for Starbucks U.S. locations and that it has introduced a new flat-fee pricing option for small merchants.

“We are excited to be the first Presidential campaign to make serious use of Square devices at a major event like a national convention.” said Zac Moffatt, digital director of the Romney for President campaign.  “More importantly, we are excited to empower a national grassroots movement by providing each attendee the ability to take their Square devices back to their home state and engage with their communities.”