September 10th, 2007
03:47 PM ET
11 years ago

Presidential candidate's headquarters burglarized

Romney's Boston headquarters was burglarized over the weekend.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A television and eight laptop computers were stolen from Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign headquarters, according to a Boston Police official.

The break-in took place late Sunday night or early Monday morning, campaign spokesman Kevin Madden told CNN

“We won’t comment on anything past that because it is a police investigation,” Madden said. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor now seeking the GOP presidential nomination, main political headquarters is located at 585 Commercial Street. The intruders entered through a third floor window. The building does have 24 hour security and police are now interviewing people on the scene.

It is the second burglary in recent weeks of a presidential hopeful’s office. Sen. Chris Dodd’s, D-Connecticut, Senate office in Hartford was broken into and police have since charged a homeless man with that crime.

- CNN’s Dan Lothian and Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: Mitt Romney
soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Cary- Lowell, IN

    doesn't surprise me, especially if this is found to be done by the liberal left. They'll stoop to anything to make a gain.

    September 10, 2007 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  2. Arington, VA

    this is sad – i hope they find those who did this...

    September 10, 2007 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  3. Fabian Palomino, New York City

    Looks like Hillary's hired gun private investigator Anthony Pellicano has gone on an early plumbing expedition. I suggest to Giuliani's campaign staff that they go to Costco and buy some extra locks. That's why I want Obama to win, I'm sick of the Clintons dirty tricks.

    September 10, 2007 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    can you say WATERGATE!!!

    September 10, 2007 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. jw walters, canadian,ok

    Now we have Mitt-a-gate!!

    September 10, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  6. Boo Taubman


    September 10, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  7. HuggyBear, Gotham, CO

    Rove leaves Bush, and is already at work on Romney's campaign, staging another break in that can be blamed on the Dems (probably Hillary). YOu heard it here first.

    September 10, 2007 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  8. J.B. Oak Lawn IL

    Poor Mitt- he'll have to dip into his personal fortune again to replace his resources.

    September 10, 2007 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  9. JC Indianapois, IN

    HA HA Serves him right!

    September 10, 2007 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  10. Bubba, Swainsboro GA

    No problem! Mitt changes so often that the information on the computers is out of date by now.

    September 10, 2007 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  11. dyinglikeflies, NYC

    If the thieves were searching for original ideas in Romney's office, they certainly walked away empty handed. Unless they stole his hair gel, this burglary shouldn't have too much of an impact on his campaign.

    September 10, 2007 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  12. Matt, Nebraska

    Another break-in. Wow, deja vu! You'd never guess there was a Clinton in the run for the White House!

    September 10, 2007 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  13. Mike Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Does this mean Richard Nixon is still alive?

    September 10, 2007 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  14. LoooseyGoosey

    Didn't Hillary work for Dick?

    September 10, 2007 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  15. DJ, los angeles

    Nixon would be proud

    September 10, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. pat, huntington, ny

    The baseless accusations that this has something to do with the Clintons are pathetic.

    September 10, 2007 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  17. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    So much for rational discourse: Mrs. Clinton is tried, convicted and hung without evidence. Must be the same GOP members supporting Senator Craig for his "do over" guilty plea.

    Ya gotta love the "law and order" party – they break the laws, toss out the Constitution – and check my memory – what party was Nixon from???

    September 10, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  18. Pat, Huntington, NY

    The accusations that the Clintons have something to do with this are not only pathetic, but if anyone had something to do with it, it was a Republican since they have mastered the art of campaign headquarter break-ins.

    September 10, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  19. James Claremont, CA

    Perhaps the FBI confiscated them. They might think Romney and Osama have the same hairdresser.

    September 10, 2007 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  20. Cary - Lowell, IN

    Hmm Kathleen Willey's book manuscript disappears, David Schipper (pres. Clinton impeachment trial documenter) has his manuscript stolen; Im beginning to see signs here of a vast left wing conspiracy. Of course, I wouldn't name names.

    September 10, 2007 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  21. Justino, Ada OK

    Innocent until proven guilty...but it smells like a Clinton again. Like Romney or not, he has the momentum right now and the Clintons are fully aware of that.

    September 10, 2007 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  22. Joe CT independent

    Well, at least it was an even number of stolen laptops.....four expressing one view on an issue, and four on another.

    September 10, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  23. George, Champaign, IL

    Come on, guys. Burglary happens everyday. Those of you who cheered because it happened to Romney, or blamed the liberal left (do you have any evidence?) should be ashamed of yourself.

    September 10, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |


    September 10, 2007 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  25. Cable King Pittsburgh Pa

    Pretty funny to hear the accusations against Hillary and Dems.

    Anyone with a second grade education knows that Romney has zero chance of being R nominee. If Hillary were to do a "Nixon" it would only make remote sense to bust into Barack's offices.

    September 10, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
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