July 22nd, 2010
02:23 PM ET
12 years ago

Romney adds second August fundraiser in New Hampshire

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/15/art.mittcu0715.gi.jpg caption="Mitt Romney will headline a fundraiser next month for New Hampshire's Republican Party."](CNN) - Mitt Romney will headline a fundraiser next month for New Hampshire's Republican Party.

According to an invitation obtained by CNN, the former Massachusetts governor is listed as the "special guest" at the August 12 event in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire for the Republican State Committee.

One week earlier, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate will also be in New Hampshire for an August 5 fundraiser to benefit the House Republican Victory PAC, which supports GOP candidates in the state.

Earlier this summer, in what looked like another move towards a possible run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Romney donated $20,000 to the Republican Party of New Hampshire. According to a state GOP spokesman, Romney's contributed $30,000 since the beginning of this election cycle.

New Hampshire plays a crucial role in presidential politics, as its primary historically kicks off the presidential primary season. Romney came in second in the 2008 New Hampshire Republican primary, losing to eventual GOP presidential nominee John McCain.

Through his Free and Strong America PAC, Romney has endorsed over 100 Republican candidates so far this 2010 midterm election cycle. The endorsements appear to be part of a strategy for Romney to build support among Republicans across the country in advance of what many speculate will be another bid for the White House.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. ConsiderThis - FL

    Now, Mitt is going to try to buy the republican nomination for President. Why not? Everything else in America is for sale. Unfortunately, even Mitt doesn't have enough money. The folly of blind ambition. Mitt. Hear me loud and clear: YOU WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, so save your millions and do something worthwhile with them. We'll love ya for it. Somebody give mitt a hug; please!

    July 22, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. David, CA

    Romney's just another "say anything to get elected politician." No personality, no ideas of his own, beyond desperate to be president. GOP really REALLY needs to get someone with a clue instead of these hacks.

    July 22, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  3. Dale

    Romney is a warmonger (like many Republicans, but worse). Vote for Romney and you can visit your son's grave to appologize.

    July 22, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  4. Gary

    Wish he was our President now 🙁

    July 22, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Your campaign is hopeless Big Love Mitt. Let me tell you why. You're a hypocrite and it's so easy to point it out. You were against the healthcare bill which is almost the exact same thing you passed in Massachusetts. There's no getting around that.

    July 22, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  6. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" Economics has only left a wet spot on working America's shoes!

    Give it up mittens, now that the "christian" huckster has made indications he may run, you and your magic underwear will not have a prayer, so to speak.

    July 22, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    You might buy your wife's love, but you can't buy my vote.

    GET LOST Moron

    July 22, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. Peter E

    Yawn! Even with all these theatrics and Romney's constant parroting of Rush Limbaugh, he won't erase his record as a liberal governor from Massachusetts who has flip-flopped on every issue from taxes through health care all the way to gay marriage.

    July 22, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. don

    I am not sure Mitt has enough Tea in his blood to win a republican primary.

    July 22, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Awesome...I'm so excited. We get a man who tied his dog to the roof of his car for several hundred miles and belongs to a religious cult...and a woman who was a mayor of a village and quit as Governor....Oh wow can't wait to take our country back and give it away to vultures that want to offer more corporate welfare for the highest bidders.

    July 22, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  11. NVa Native

    yawn.... put your crown on max headroom and let's move on.

    July 22, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. Susan in NC

    Dream on, Mitt - NOT gonna happen!

    July 22, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  13. Larry

    Mitt Romney is so useless

    "He's endorsed 100 Republicans so far" ... WHO CARES

    He's simply trying to BUY votes

    These people get more disgusting every day

    So plastic, so phony ... people like Mitt and Palin don't give a hoot about this country or the American people

    They care ONLY about themselves ... period

    July 22, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  14. Chas in Iowa

    I can't wait to hear good ol'mitt roll out his big speech on taxes again. He calls it a "fair tax system". That's where only us folks who have to spend every dime we make on a week to week basis just to get by pay taxes. The middle class will carry an even higher percentage of the burden of supporting the tax system. While the wealthy will only pay taxes on what they spend regardless of earnings.

    Gee mitt,....how do you smile while delivering this garbage?

    July 22, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  15. Terry B., Lexington KY

    Lets see, how did that pharasing go during the last Presidential election year....You can put lipstick on a pig and call him Mit Romney the GOP Presidential cadidate but it is still a PIG!!!!

    Get a CLUE there Mitt, you want the GOP to take back the Whitehouse in 2012 then the GOP needs to find a charismatic person like the current President. As long as YOU and the rest of you GOP retreads keep talking the same ole crapola and running on the ideas of Ronald Reagan then YOU and the party is doomed.

    It boggles my mind to no end as to how in the world YOU and the rest of the GOP can NOT learn that lesson. What in YOUR'S and the rest of the GOP RETREADS MINDS to you believe that a majoity of the electorate WANTS YOU or any other retread as President?

    July 22, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  16. al in memphis

    Romney new fiscal plan to America– I plan on turning the Presidency into a world fundraiser in chief position. We gave Iraq and Afgan freedom, now we can show them how we elect our leaders - it's call smoozin with a select few in the right political party. Representing the people, we just say that to be poltical. It's like saying "the american people have a right to............." before any self-serving statement that we politican want to make.

    July 22, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. Millie Bea

    I'm sorry, but this man will never be President.

    July 22, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  18. Tim in Kentucky

    We need someone with the intelligence and integrity of Mitt Romney. It will be a welcome relief from the incompetence of Obama.

    July 22, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    Dear Mr. Romney,

    Don't waste your time. Conservative Christians will never support your bid for the presidency.



    July 22, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  20. tweety

    All religion to me is a joke, but there are some that are clearly more of a joke. Siencetology, and Morons, like Romney are extra crazy.

    WHAT they believe is truly scary, and we let these people vote and take office. Oh why couldn't I have been born in a hundred years when religion is going to like an old wives tale?
    Instead I have to deal with people who might as well believe in the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Santa Clause, Peter Pan, the Easter Bunny, and Batman.


    July 22, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  21. BeverlyNC

    What a waste of time and money – NO ONE is going to vote for a Mormon. He may be a slick talker but he is not a leader, has no solutions for any issue, and is just another empty Republican suit.

    Republicans have NOTHING to offer America except a return to the destruction of the Bush years. On "Meet the Press", top Republican Fundraisers (Cornyn from the Senate and Sessions from the House) would not/could not answer what they want to do for America.

    Pressed for specific details they just looked at each other. Finally one said we need to reduce the deficit. That was more important than jobs. So, the host ask for details on what they would do to reduce the deficit since that meant cuts in govt programs.

    Basically what came out was : Repeal the healthcare law. Repeal the Financial Reform law so banks can do as they please with no rules and the taxpayer protection would be removed too so the taxpayers would be left to bail out the banks when they fail again, Repeal equal pay for women, Repeal the middle class tax cuts, RAISE THE RETIREMENT AGE AND CUT SOCIAL SECURITY, GET RID OF MEDICARE AND SEND SENIORS TO THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY, No immigration reform (because the Republicans want businesses to have access to illegal workers for cheap slave labor), NO job creation plans, NO clean energy reform and a return to the Bush policies which they still think worked better,

    How much destruction do they want to reap upon Americans? All their plans are negative, destructive, and anti-worker, anti-People and move us backwards.

    We need to get ALL Republicans out of office in November or they will bring our nation to its knees again.

    BTW – Too bad the person who got into Palin's Facebook page just didn't permanently delete her from the system. No one wants to hear from that idiot.

    July 22, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |