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.