Romney returns to Iowa next week
November 14th, 2011
02:07 PM ET
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Romney returns to Iowa next week

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will head back to Iowa, the first voting state in the 2012 presidential contest, on November 23, according to a Romney campaign official.

The former Massachusetts governor last appeared in the Hawkeye State on November 7.

Romney has focused more of his efforts in New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary state, than in Iowa and will skip the Family Leader forum on November 19. Rival candidates Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann are scheduled to attend the event.

But Romney, who is making his second bid for the White House, has said he would "love to win Iowa" and will continue to campaign in the state that he lost to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the January 2008 caucuses.

"Governor Romney will be in Iowa enough to show he's the best candidate to beat President Obama on jobs and the economy," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul recently told CNN. "We've been here before and we've always said we would be back. We want to win wherever Governor Romney's name is on the ballot."

- CNN Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Seattle Sue

    Romney smells like Mitt.

    November 14, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |

    So what? The flavor of this week has replaced him there.

    November 14, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  3. diridi

    as stupid as looks...he may be front runner, but Obama wins...true...

    November 14, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  4. Woman In California

    I predict just before he doesn't get the nomination – some mortuary will announce the stiff is missing and they want him returned.

    November 14, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  5. The Greedy Old Pigs are a bunch of Flipwits

    Ooooh, he's wearing his "see, I don't always look like a sleazy used car salesman" flannel shirt.

    November 14, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Hang in there liberals. There is still hope for Cain, yet. Neither one of the top two finishers in Iowa in 2008 was the eventual nominee. All that Mr. Cain has to do is do what neither Perry or Bachmann couldn't seem able to figure out how to do. Learn some facts, and recite them accurately, which is easy with his book tour. He's in a book store, so just have a staffer (not you, personally, Mr. Cain) purchase some copies of those "#### For Dummies" books.

    November 14, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |