Jan Ebeling rides Rafalca, a horse co-owned by Ann Romney, at the 2009 Dressage Grand Prix. Mitt Romney recently amended his financial disclosure form to show interest that Ann Romney earned from a personal loan to Ebeling, the familys horse trainer.
Ann Romney is also part-owner with Ebeling's wife of Rob Rom Enterprises LLC, a California company that "owns horses," the candidate's disclosure form shows, though the couple reports no income from the corporate entity. The value of Rob Rom is listed as $250,000 to $500,000.
Presidential candidates file their financial disclosure forms with the Federal Election Commission, which reviews the forms then submits them to the Office of Government Ethics. The OGE does a more thorough investigation of the forms and then certifies them as accurate and makes them public. To date, Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) is the only major GOP presidential candidates whose form has been certified by the OGE, according to its website.
The FEC submitted Romney's amendment to the OGE on Thursday, saying the loan was "inadvertently omitted" from his original filing.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.