Romney files for candidacy in New Hampshire
October 24th, 2011
10:37 AM ET
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Romney files for candidacy in New Hampshire

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – Greeted with elaborate fanfare and a hallway full of supporters, Mitt Romney filed for his candidacy in New Hampshire Monday, joking that "hopefully this time it will take."

Romney was accompanied by his newest big-name endorsement, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu.

After he filed, Romney proceeded into the chilly morning outside the Concord statehouse and spoke about patriotism. Behind him, about 100 supporters held blue Romney signs.

This was Romney's second event in the state in three days. He had been faulted by some in New Hampshire for continuing to campaign in Nevada while the two states were locked in a struggle over the GOP presidential primary calendar.

Nevada's GOP voted Saturday to push back its caucus into February, clearing a space for New Hampshire.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
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  1. Debbie

    I wonder if New Hampshire is a big Geo W. Bush state? I know that former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu just gave Romney his newest big-name endorsement, and I know that Sununu was Geo H Bush Chief of Staff so that makes 5 Admin Bush Supporters for Romney and that doesn't account for the several Geo W. Bush Advisors Romney just hired. So a vote for Romney is a vote to re-elect the Geo W Bush Administration? What did Geo W. do for New Hampshire?

    October 24, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  2. westward

    Mr. Corporate Stooge filed in NH – big deal....Not really, unless you are the richest 1%, then you'd have a stooge option for you in Romney. Middle class, women, vets, active armed service members, students, seniors, minorities, gays.....this guy doesn't give a RIP about you.

    October 24, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  3. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    And so will start Mitt Romney's march to the Whitehouse to save this country from the fiscal disaster named Obamanomics. Four more years of the Destroyer-in-Chief and we're toast.

    October 24, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens will not 'march' to the white house. He will either take a limo, or have the corporate slugs carry him on their shoulders.

    October 24, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  5. aj

    Romney will not create jobs. Just look at his track record in both the public and private sectors – As a single term governor of Mass., he was ranked 47th out of 50 states by the US Dept of Labor in jobs creation – an 'F' grade. In the public sector, he made his millions off of outsourcing jobs and liquidating off corporate assets for pennies on the dollar. Exactly what this country does NOT need more of.

    October 24, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. Scott

    Considering the alternatives to Romney (IE...Obama, Perry, and Cain), I'd rather roll my dice with Romney. With that being said, all of the potential candidates suck.

    October 24, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  7. Fair is Fair

    Romney wouldn't be my first choice, but ANYONE, including most democrats, is better than the abject failure we currently have occupying the office of POTUS.

    October 24, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |