Transition head Leavitt spied at Romney HQ
June 11th, 2012
03:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Transition head Leavitt spied at Romney HQ

Boston (CNN) - The man in charge of Mitt Romney's presidential transition team was spotted leaving campaign headquarters shortly after the presumptive GOP nominee spent hours there Monday morning.

It was announced just a week ago that former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt would be in charge of Romney's transition team should he win November's general election.

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The campaign would not confirm whether Romney and Leavitt met when the two were at Boston headquarters Monday morning. Romney was there for about three and a half hours before leaving with his son, Tagg, shortly before noon.

Leavitt served as governor when Romney headed the Salt Lake City Olympic Organizing Committee in 2002. In 2003 he was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He later became Bush's Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The transition team is formally called the Readiness Project. It is based on recommendations in the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010, which allowed the General Services Administration to provide candidates with resources – including office space and equipment – for a presidential transition ahead of the general election. The intent of that measure was to make the transfer of power between presidents as efficient as possible.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    I find it curious how the Salt Lake Games were supposed to be the first privately funded games in history, how they wound up being the most expensive games to US taxpayers in history, and most curiously of all, not one investor lost a dime. That also appears to be the Bain modus operandi. Is it really any wonder how "investers" hail MItt Romney as an economic savant?

    June 11, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens got a bailout on the Salt Lake games to the tune of $1.2 billion tax payer dollars. He is a true conservative, getting others to pay for his stupidity.

    June 11, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  3. Wake up people

    Does Robmey and his handlers think they have already stolen the election? Should we be referring to him as President Flip Flop or President Etch a sketch?

    Even if he does manage to steal the election, I will NEVER refer to him as President. He will always be Mittens Robmey, the flip flopping liar that took us right back down the Bush trail.

    OBAMA 2012!

    June 11, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  4. Indy

    I am still waiting to hear how Romney plans on revealing his magic trick of creating worldwide supply and demand for the global economy,he tells us Obama cant do it but I want to hear how he is going to do it and why he is the only one in the world with this massive power.

    June 11, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  5. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Rudy NYC - how they wound up being the most expensive games to US taxpayers in history
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    I guess Rudy NYC never heard of Al Quada... 2001 = WTC, 2002 Winter Olympics??? Honestly Rudy, the stuff you write is so ridiculous.

    June 11, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  6. hicksticks2001

    @Rudy – Most of that money went to security. Remember the games happened just a few months after 9-11 and everyone was worried that the winter games would be the next target? Do you have any online posts from 10 years ago that I could read of you complaining about the tax money used on the games? or did you just decide a decade later it is a bad idea and that you are against it?

    June 11, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    Robingme did crawl to the US Government for funds to save the games to BENEFIT UTAH and the Mormons.

    June 11, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  8. Bill

    This is a non-issue. There will be nothing for Romney to transition to. Except back to private life.

    June 11, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  9. Woman In California

    Remember Rudy gov'mint is ONLY bad when it has a "D" in front of it. Otherwise, they lap it up like dogs.

    June 11, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  10. Woman In California

    Even if he does manage to steal the election, I will NEVER refer to him as President. He will always be Mittens Robmey, the flip flopping liar that took us right back down the Bush trail.

    I'll go even further SHOULD Willard cheat (excuse me), I meant win the election, I will NEVER vote democrat again. Period. End of story and I plan to take as many democrats with me as possible because the ONLY other way Obama could lose is they fail to show up – and in that case, I will "fail" to show up for them in the future.

    June 11, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |