September 1st, 2010
09:50 AM ET
12 years ago

Romney back in NH GOP spotlight

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Romney is heading back to New Hampshire."](CNN) - Mitt Romney headlines the Republican Party of New Hampshire's convention later this month, the fourth time over the past two months that the past and possible future GOP presidential hopeful is helping out party officials in the crucial early primary state.

The former Massachusetts governor will serve as keynote speaker at the state party convention, being held September 25 in Concord. Romney's role was first reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader and confirmed by state party officials.

Romney was the main attraction at an August 5 fundraiser in New Hampshire to benefit the House Republican Victory PAC, which supports GOP candidates in the state. One week later he was listed as the "special guest" at an event in the Granite State for the Republican State Committee. Last week he attended a fundraiser in Boston for the Republican Party of New Hampshire.

Earlier this summer Romney donated $20,000 to the state GOP. According to a state party spokesman, Romney's contributed $30,000 since the beginning of this election cycle.

In a statement, state party chairman John H. Sununu said, "Governor Romney has been a strong supporter of the New Hampshire Republican Party and we are extremely appreciative of all the assistance he has given us through this critical election cycle."

Romney's assistance of course could pay dividends in 2011 and 2012, as the state plays a very important role in presidential primary process, thanks to New Hampshire's traditional role of holding the nation's first primary.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Jerry - Florida

    Mr. Romney is a good/dedicated/patriotic politician. I have no doubt he can turn this country around before it goes over the precipice. And to my knowledge, he does not lie like our present moronic administration.

    Ans, this coming fro a life-long Democrat. Wow! How things have changed since President NObama was sworn in.

    September 1, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  2. diridi

    this guy is a total idiot and real thug for the GOP...I do not know why he is news...?????? David Bergen, you are wrong...okay, on Prs. Obama. He spoke on Economy because it is correlated to the main the nation is facing apart form Iraq Pull...okay, you are getting old, brain is not functioning or biased.......

    September 1, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  3. Clwyd

    After listening to glenn beck, a fellow Mormon of Romney's, I 'm scared of what the right may be saying to America and Americans. Just plain scary!

    September 1, 2010 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. sharon

    whatever will romney do with palin?????????
    share the lime light with her????????
    or just let her take it.
    uh oh..........

    September 1, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. Shucks

    Can't wait to see that attacks and bloodbaths on each other in 2012. By then there will probably be about 40 republican hopefuls, and not one standout among them.

    September 1, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  6. Ben Ben

    Not voting for him and his screwy religion.

    September 1, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  7. terry,va

    You are looking at the next President of the United States!!!!

    September 1, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. ronalde

    all this globetrotting and he still won't win.

    September 1, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. Riley

    Romney/ Palin 2012


    Romney/Santorum 2012

    September 1, 2010 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  10. Rush Goebbels

    Poor Mitt,he keeps scrapping his knuckles on the pavement.

    September 1, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |