Romney signs on to key New Hampshire forum
April 4th, 2011
11:18 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney signs on to key New Hampshire forum

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney has signed on to appear at a conservative forum in New Hampshire later this month, the latest sign the former Massachusetts governor is inches away from launching a second bid for the White House.

The forum, sponsored by the New Hampshire state chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation, will focus on spending and job creation as well as honor Ovide Lamontagne - the 2010 GOP Senate candidate who, with significant Tea Party support, nearly beat establishment-backed candidate Kelly Ayotte in the Republican primary.

Lamontagne - who continues to enjoy strong support from the Tea Party - could to be a key player ahead of the New Hampshire's presidential primary and one of the most sought-after endorsements there.

Other potential presidential candidates confirmed for the event include former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Sen. Rick Santorum and businessman Herman Cain.

The potential 2012 candidates who have also been invited include Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee.

-CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Phew...I was worried that you'd add Santorum to that list of invitees too and thus reveal that there's a distinct possibility that the shear magnitude of stupid collected at this event would create a wormhole, utterly destroying the northeastern US and part of Canada. As it is, it would already be dangerously close to the critical mass required for the gravitional fields of their idiocy to imlpode them into a singularity if the ones listed all show up.

    April 4, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  2. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    I hope Mittens doesn't intend on bashing the President over jobs. That goes for other candidates as well. That is a losing argument. The economy is growing and jobs are coming back. No thanks to republicans.

    April 4, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    every time I see Mitt Romney trying to do things to get the RNC nomination, I recall what I think is the ONLY time I ever agreed with Ann Coulter when she said at C-Pac that if "Romney gets the nomination, WE'LL LOSE"!

    April 4, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  4. Sniffit

    "The Republican fear-mongering propaganda has begun."

    When did it stop?

    April 4, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    This is a fund raiser first and a think tank second. This group will not come up with any policy anouncements beyond endorsing Romney. Romeny in turn will be most critical of Obama without offering any positive or concrete solutions. Case closed.

    April 4, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  6. carrotroot

    Mitt is going to have a difficult time courting the tea party. He is not a Rand/Ron Paul type of politician who stands by their votes. Mitt constantly changes his positions if he feels it will win him votes.

    April 4, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  7. diridi

    this guy is loser....definite....o.k...he talks no sense absolutely no sense....

    April 4, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. Fair is Fair

    "this guy is loser....definite....o.k...he talks no sense absolutely no sense...."

    Now you know how we feel when we read your posts.

    April 4, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    How many jobs will the machinations of this group ultimately create? I mean in the US.

    April 4, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |