Mitt Romney to re-enter political spotlight?
July 10th, 2013
03:14 PM ET
1 year ago

Mitt Romney to re-enter political spotlight?

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's back.

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee will headline a New Hampshire Republican Party dinner and fundraiser next month. The event will take place on Tuesday August 6, in the Granite State's lakes region, near Romney's vacation home in Wolfeboro, along Lake Winnipesaukee.

This is the first time Romney's attended a political fundraiser since he lost last November's presidential election.

"The party reached out to Gov. Romney a few weeks ago when he indicated he was ready to get involved again in the political process, and asked him if he would be willing to raise money for the New Hampshire Republican Party," Ryan Williams, an adviser to the New Hampshire GOP, told CNN. "The dinner will give Romney's many local supporters in New Hampshire a chance to see him again."

Romney is very familiar in New Hampshire, the state that traditionally holds the nation's first presidential primary. He was governor last decade in neighboring Massachusetts, and most of the southern part of the state is in the Boston media market. He also spends time at his vacation home in the state.

Romney was a big supporter and fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party and for GOP politicians and candidates in the state in the years leading up to his 2008 and 2012 runs for the White House. New Hampshire is also a battleground state in the general election, and Romney kicked off his 2012 presidential campaign in the Granite State. He returned numerous times to meet with voters.

Following November's election loss, Romney spent much of his time out of the public eye, but he recently re-entered the spotlight. Last month he held a multi-day conference in Park City, Utah that featured several prospective 2016 presidential candidates, as well as other national leaders with some of the GOP's major donors also in attendance.

In an interview at the conference with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger, Romney said "we're thinking about ways that we can still make a contribution to a country we love very deeply."

Romney has also hinted at playing a role in assisting fellow Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections.


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soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. RCB53

    I will NOT vote for him again!

    July 10, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    He can re-enter as many times as his cayman islands tax-evaded money permits–but does NOT win. For sure. I suggest him to relax in his sun-room and enjoy the life.

    July 10, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. Kinard

    Hell, as much as he's kept his mug in the news, I thought he'd never left. Make me just as sick today, as he did when he ran for office.

    July 10, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Romney is very familiar in New Hampshire, the state that traditionally holds the nation's first presidential primary."

    Yeah, well. Romney is very familiar with losing as well. Twice. Once to McCain. Once to Obama. Which leaves nothing left to say about Romney that hasn't already been said.

    Now if only Mr. Mittens would understand that a loss... is a loss ... is a loss ... is a loss. And so forth.

    July 10, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    "we're thinking about ways that we can still make a contribution to a country we love very deeply."
    --------------------------------------------–
    First you can start by taking your money out of tax havens so that it can be taxed in this country you so call "love." Tax cheat!

    July 10, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  6. Collier

    Mitt, you sucked last year and you'll suck your entire life. You're just not your Father. Get used to it.

    July 10, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. Dennis Daniels

    I have an idea. Keep right on showing how completely idiotic Republicans are. So far, so good.

    July 10, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. Bill

    Good, keep reminding the American people why Republicans lost. They will keep on losing with clowns like this in the public eye.

    July 10, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  9. Fair is Fair

    Ray E. (Georgia)

    You lost Mitt, go away and let Obama lead!
    ---–
    Lookie here – Ray E. has a wannabee using his name. How adoreable!

    July 10, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  10. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Can't wait to see the GOBP stuff immigration reform,then Jeb Bush down the tea potty's throats Mitt the twit style.

    July 10, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  11. Wake up People!

    I knew this was coming. Little boy wanting to be God. I can hear him now.

    You picked the wrong guy last time, don't make the same mistake again.....
    Vote for me Ann and I as King and Queen of the USA!! Oops I meant President and First Lady.

    With the way the MSM has attacked President Obama and upheld every lie the GOP puts out, it could happen. People are dumb enough to believe this billionaire who has NEVER HAD to work a day in his life gives a damn if their children starve to death or not.

    July 10, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  12. SuperD

    You non tax paying morons are still at it with Romney. Well, I'm sorry you are so stupid. Meanwhile, we have to languish in this progressive utopia (hell hole) that O-idiot is selling us.

    Do any of you have jobs or pay bills?

    July 10, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    It would seem that the Republican re-branding has devolved into Republican re-pandering.

    July 10, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  14. rs

    Great idea GOP: remind us all why we didn't vote for Romney in the first place- his scathing assessment of Americans poorer than him and his class that he let fly at fundraisers. It is nice though that he has a house to go to pretty much everywhere you'd like him to campain....

    July 10, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    Haha, it's like the GOP/Teatrolls pointing a spotlight on their anus.

    July 10, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  16. freedom

    @Taxes
    Ask your president the same question. And by the way – who's leadership is over the IRS scandals? We would have been in much better shape with Romney as president – that's a fact.

    July 10, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  17. Dumbas[R]ocks

    I'd like to see the invitation for the NH [R] fundraiser dinner: "47% of you are NOT invited!"

    I wonder if the people who will donate have a measurable IQ?

    July 10, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  18. 1108

    Ray E. (Georgia)

    You lost Mitt, go away and let Obama lead!

    ----------------------------

    If only Obama would lead.

    July 10, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  19. Al-NY,NY

    please Flip. Leave the car elevator, the pool, the house staff, and the good life and go on the road. You'll have as much success this time as you did last November.....None

    July 10, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  20. Data Driven

    "Romney is very familiar with losing as well. Once to McCain. Once to Obama."

    LOL, true enough, Lynda. But hey, "many local supporters" will get the CHANCE to see him again. Thank god for that!

    July 10, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  21. simplyput

    No pain killers or booze in the Oval Office, please.

    July 10, 2013 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  22. Rudy NYC

    Well, I guess he must have gotten tired of those "Smothers Brothers" reruns. That and "Hullabaloo."

    July 10, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  23. bcrunner

    @freedom: We would have been better off with Romney as president??? What IRS scandal? You mean the non-scandal Issa tried so hard to make everyone believe came from the White House???

    LOL!!! Ha ha ha!!! LOL!! Thanks for the good laugh!! LOL!!!

    July 10, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  24. The Real Tom Paine

    -Rudy NYC

    Well, I guess he must have gotten tired of those "Smothers Brothers" reruns. That and "Hullabaloo."
    *****************
    Let's not forget " zany", and " ...the trees are taller in Michigan".

    July 10, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  25. Malory Archer

    freedom

    @Taxes
    Ask your president the same question. And by the way – who's leadership is over the IRS scandals? We would have been in much better shape with Romney as president – that's a fact.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Are you Canadian or Mexican, and how would your country have been better off if the twit had somehow pulled off a win?

    July 10, 2013 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
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