Mitt Romney

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Report: If Hatch Wants Out of Senate, Romney Wants In

Former presidential candidate said to be waiting on Utah senator's retirement decision

(Newser) - What Joe Biden wants, Joe Biden gets—maybe. In June, the former VP had recommended to former presidential candidate Mitt Romney that the latter should run for Senate if Utah's Orrin Hatch retires next year, as has been rumored. Now, sources tell Utah Policy that Romney is gearing up... More »

Biden Thinks Romney Should Run for Senate

Should Orrin Hatch retire, that is

(Newser) - Former Vice President Joe Biden has encouraged onetime GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for the Senate in Utah if longtime Republican incumbent Orrin Hatch decides to retire next year, the AP reports. Biden made the recommendation to Romney on Friday evening at the Utah resort where Romney was... More »

Mitt Romney Considers Getting Back Into Politics

He might stage a Senate run in Utah

(Newser) - Mitt Romney might be re-entering politics. Six sources tell the Atlantic Romney, former Massachusetts governor and US presidential candidate, is "actively discussing" a Senate run in Utah. Republican leaders and donors, sources say, want 83-year-old incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch to decline to seek re-election in 2018 and Romney to... More »

Conway: Search for SecState Expanding

And might add Jon Huntsman to the list

(Newser) - Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Bob Corker, and David Petraeus: Donald Trump's shortlist for secretary of state is evidently not as short as previously thought, reports Politico . "It is true that he’s broadened the search," said Kellyanne Conway, who's made no secret of her personal contempt... More »

Trump, Romney Talk World Affairs Over Frog Legs

Mitt says it was a 'wonderful evening'

(Newser) - Mitt Romney paid another visit to Trump Tower Tuesday night, where he says he discussed world affairs with Donald Trump and chief of staff Reince Priebus at an upscale French restaurant. CNN reports that Romney said he had a "wonderful evening" at Jean-Georges, where the men tucked into dishes... More »

Trump Adviser Piles on Romney, Gets Piled On

Sources tell MSNBC Trump isn't pleased with Kellyanne Conway's comments

(Newser) - It's been called a "searing attack" and escalation of "war." Now Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway's harsh words about Mitt Romney on Sunday are allegedly ticking off her boss, at least according to two top transition team sources who spoke with MSNBC . They tell the network... More »

Trump Team Is Feuding Over Mitt Romney

Some question if he's loyal enough to be secretary of state

(Newser) - The debate over who should be Donald Trump's secretary of state has moved from behind closed doors to … Twitter. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway took to Twitter on Thursday to discuss Mitt Romney, a candidate for the post, suggesting a vocal critic of Trump shouldn't be favored over... More »

Major Names Added to List of Trump's Possible Secretary of State

Sources say Mitt Romney and David Petraeus are being considered

(Newser) - Thursday saw several new high-profile names added to the list of prospective secretaries of state under President Trump. One of those names is former CIA director and US army general David Petraeus, reports the Guardian , citing several sources. Petraeus resigned as CIA director in November 2012 after the FBI found... More »

This Man Could Be President With Just 6 Electoral Votes

FiveThirtyEight lays out the longshot chance for Evan McMullin

(Newser) - It may sound nuts, but an analysis at FiveThirtyEight lays out the longshot scenario of how the nation's next president could be ... Evan McMullin. As Benjamin Morris writes, the chances of the independent candidate claiming the White House "are slim, not none." And it's all about... More »

Romney Rips GOP for Letting Trump Happen

Candidate's rise is 'breaking my heart,' says former nominee

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has made no secret of his distaste for Donald Trump, but the former Republican presidential nominee is taking his trolling of the soon-to-be current Republican presidential nominee to new levels, reports CNN , telling a group of donors Saturday that the party's current predicament is "breaking my... More »

Report: Sad GOPers Name Candidate to Run Against Trump, Clinton

His name is David French and he recaps Game of Thrones

(Newser) - Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, with the help of Mitt Romney and other Republicans, has been threatening to run a third-party candidate against Trump and Clinton for a while now—even going so far as to approach Mark Cuban , apparently. Over the weekend, Kristol tweeted : "There will be an... More »

Mitt Romney Takes Meeting About Third- Party Run

William Kristol is looking for someone to run

(Newser) - Mitt Romney and William Kristol met privately "over glasses of water" Thursday to discuss running a third-party candidate and the possibility that candidate might be Romney himself, the Washington Post reports. Kristol, a conservative commentator and editor of the Weekly Standard, has been a major part of the #NeverTrump... More »

Now Romney Is Slighting Trump's 'Foreign' Wives

'There really are jobs Americans won't do,' he said

(Newser) - First, he voted for Ted Cruz . Now, Mitt Romney is "practically leading the anti-Donald Trump effort," as Mediaite puts it. Case in point: While at the National Republican Congressional Committee dinner on Tuesday, Paul Ryan mentioned that Trump had questioned whether Romney was actually Mormon. "All he... More »

Romney: I'm Voting for Cruz

But he doesn't sound all that excited about it

(Newser) - Another somewhat endorse-y non-endorsement for Ted Cruz: "This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz," Mitt Romney posted on Facebook Friday. Romney never actually uses any form of the word "endorse" in the statement, which Mashable refers to as a "... More »

Romney: Trump 'Not a Republican In Any Sense'

Former nominee won't be endorsing the Donald

(Newser) - In case there was any doubt, Mitt Romney says he "can't imagine" endorsing Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. The 2012 GOP presidential candidate says Trump, "is not a Republican in any sense of the word" and has "taken this campaign into a very deep... More »

Trump: Romney Would Have 'Dropped to His Knees' for Me

He lashes back at 'irrelevant' former candidate

(Newser) - Mitt Romney took his shots at Donald Trump Thursday morning, and Trump returned fire Thursday afternoon. His verdict: Romney is "irrelevant" after running "one of the worst campaigns in the history of politics." At one point, Trump took a shot at Romney as two-faced because he said... More »

Will Romney's 'Eviscerating' Trump Attack Matter?

One school of thought is that it might actually help the frontrunner

(Newser) - Mitt Romney let loose on Donald Trump on Thursday, warning that Trump as nominee would be horrible for Republicans and Trump as president would be even worse for the country. "Let me put it plainly, if we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe... More »

Romney Will Attack Trump, His 'Lousy Hat'

He plans to go after front-runner aggressively in speech

(Newser) - Excerpts of Mitt Romney's surprise address about the election Thursday morning are out in advance, and, no, he's not jumping in. But he is going after Donald Trump more "bluntly" than anyone in the GOP establishment has done so far, reports Bloomberg . Here's one notable example:... More »

Hmmm, What Does Mitt Romney Have in Mind?

He announces surprise speech about the election on Thursday

(Newser) - One day after Donald Trump cemented his hold on the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney has gotten the rumor mills churning with the announcement that he'll give a speech Thursday morning in Utah about the state of the election. At NBC News , Andrew Rafferty cuts right to the chase with... More »

Romney Thinks There May Be 'Bombshell' in Trump's Taxes

Maybe he's not so rich, or isn't paying the taxes we'd expect, speculates Romney

(Newser) - In a bit of an ironic twist, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is publicly calling on Donald Trump to release his tax information and speculating on what the Republican frontrunner might be hiding, CNN reports. "We have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in Donald Trump'... More »

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