Ann Romney: Mitt 'will lift up America'
August 28th, 2012
06:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney: Mitt 'will lift up America'

(CNN) - Ann Romney will describe her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as a problem solver who "has helped lift up others" in her Tuesday primetime speech at the Republican National Convention, according to excerpts released by the Romney campaign.

"This is the man who will wake up every day with the determination to solve the problems that others say can't be solved, to fix what others say is beyond repair," she is to say about her husband, according to the excerpts. "This is the man who will work harder than anyone so that we can work a little less hard."
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Ann Romney recounts personal moment
August 28th, 2012
01:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney recounts personal moment

(CNN) – Ann Romney said she has suffered multiple miscarriages, recounting the most profound instance and her youngest son's reaction to the devastating news, in an interview released Tuesday.

In talking about a miscarriage she had in her 40s, Ann Romney –wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney– told a story of their youngest son's devastated reaction to the news, collapsing in tears before his mother. The full interview is scheduled to air Tuesday evening on CBS but the network released a clip in advance.
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Speech prep: Ann Romney's wisecracks, welsh cakes and wardrobe
August 28th, 2012
12:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Speech prep: Ann Romney's wisecracks, welsh cakes and wardrobe

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Hours before she was to introduce her husband to millions of voters tuned into the GOP convention, Ann Romney joked to reporters she would present her remarks in a way those obsessed with social media could understand.

"The speech is being reduced to a tweet," Mrs. Romney teased her husband's traveling press corps in a lighthearted conversation on the couple's flight to Tampa.
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Romney: 'It'll be a great convention'
August 26th, 2012
06:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: 'It'll be a great convention'

(CNN) – Mitt Romney expressed concern Sunday for those in the path of Tropical Storm Isaac, as he geared up for this week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

"Hope everybody's fine there. Concerned about the people that are gonna be affected by it," Romney told reporters.
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Ann Romney gets Secret Service protection
August 26th, 2012
12:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney gets Secret Service protection

(CNN) – Ann Romney, wife of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, was spotted with a Secret Service detail Sunday morning.

Ann Romney was seen with the detail in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where she and her husband are spending some time before heading to Tampa, Florida, for the Republican National Convention.
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Rubio keeps key speaking slot
August 24th, 2012
06:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Rubio keeps key speaking slot

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Ann Romney will speak Tuesday evening at the Republican National Convention, a move designed to ensure a larger audience watches her prime time speech during the four day event that will culminate in her husband accepting the GOP nomination.

Ann Romney was originally scheduled to speak Monday - headlining the first day of the convention and creating a bookend effect with her husband. But the broadcast networks decided not to carry the first night of the convention, forcing the Romney campaign to scramble and find another night to showcase Ann Romney.
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Romney on political emotions, Mormonism and a Romney White House
August 24th, 2012
04:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney on political emotions, Mormonism and a Romney White House

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney weighed in on the emotional side of politics as well as their faith in an interview published online Friday.

While admitting to the occasional display of emotion, Romney told PARADE that "I don't show it quite as clearly as John Boehner," invoking the House speaker, known for a tendency to be moved to the point of tears during powerful moments.
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Romney campaign contemplating bumping Rubio for Ann Romney
August 24th, 2012
03:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign contemplating bumping Rubio for Ann Romney

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - The Mitt Romney campaign is considering a dramatic scheduling change for the GOP convention to guarantee his wife, Ann, a much larger national audience – but the shift could also cause tensions with a rising GOP star and Latinos, CNN has learned.

If Ann Romney is moved to Thursday night, she would introduce her husband and bump Sen. Marco Rubio from that role. GOP sources confirm such a move is under consideration but stress, like many other convention scheduling questions, no final decision has been made.
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Ann Romney rebounded from several medical problems
August 21st, 2012
05:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney rebounded from several medical problems

Washington (CNN) – As Ann Romney begins to take center stage at next week's Republican convention, we are learning more about some of the problems she has endured and how she fought back.

The Romneys, who are protective of the details of their private family life, have spoken often about Ann's battle with multiple sclerosis which was diagnosed in 1998. After the Super Tuesday primaries, she had a recurrence which she kept secret at the time but has since discussed in an interview with CNN.
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Ann Romney expected to kick off GOP convention
August 19th, 2012
11:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney expected to kick off GOP convention

Washington (CNN) - Ann Romney is expected to be named the main headliner to kick off the Republican National Convention – establishing a foundation for the week long GOP effort to rally support for her husband’s presidential campaign.

The announcement is likely to come Monday as part of a bigger rollout of the convention schedule, a Republican source with knowledge of the plan tells CNN. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, cautioned that the schedule could change, as the Romney campaign and organizers seek to put the finishing touches on the four day event.
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