October 20th, 2010
12:09 PM ET
12 years ago

2012 Watch: Romney launches '10 for '10' initiative

(CNN) – Mitt Romney is continuing his efforts to be a key player this midterm election cycle, set to launch a new initiative on his website that aims to link his supporters with House GOP challengers in key races.

The initiative, called "10 for '10" will launch on the website of Romney's Free and Strong PAC later Wednesday and will provide Romney supporters with several actions they can take on behalf of a set of selected candidates, including integrating with a variety of social media networks and visiting the candidates website's directly and donating to their campaigns.

The PAC will unveil various waves of 10 selected candidates between now and Election Day, according to a Romney aide.

The move is the latest on the part of the former Massachusetts governor to expand his influence in the GOP ahead of his likely presidential bid. The former Massachusetts governor has already made endorsements in more than 30 states and is currently on a tour of 25 states before Election Day.

While Romney aides say the former governor's efforts are about helping Republicans running in 2010, the efforts of course could pay dividends in 2012 as the GOP gets serious about looking for a viable standard-bearer.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Dale

    Romney is a corporatist warmonger. Go ahead and vote for Romney and you can appologize to your kids when you visit their graves in Arlington.

    October 20, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  2. Rush Goebbels

    I havent seen that many wasps since I cleaned my attic.This poor clown hasnt got it yet,he doesnt have a chance.

    October 20, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  3. Sorensen

    I never thought, I would have to say this, but given all the totally stupid, ridiculous idiots the GOP and the tee-party (I don't
    think anybody sain cares who is who) is puttin out, Mr. Romney is about 1000% more intelligent and electable than any of
    those pitiful little, sad people.

    October 20, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  4. T'SAH from Virginia

    I bet if I don't go to Romney's site on WEDNESDAY – CNN will cover it here!!! So this is the stage for the FAR RIGHT ENTHUSIASM – brought to you by CNN – whether you want to SEE it or NOT!!!

    DEMOCRATS – Don't believe the HYPE – Get out and Vote in November 2010!!!

    October 20, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  5. vote-life- Seattle

    Like it or not, Ronmey will defeat Obama in the 2012 election, the writing is on the wall.

    October 20, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  6. What is the country coming to

    DEM get out and VOTE.....for those who voting REP you need to re-think that, because what have they done for the last
    2 years ....nothing and nothing for nothing leaves nothing......the only word that came out of their big mouths was NO.
    You have your own reason but lets look at the big picture, they really dont care about us. They are liars. If you look at the
    facts the President has done more in 2 years than Bush has done in eight years. The middle class got a tax break, health
    reform which some parts of it is good. The President is for the people not for big business. So you older people
    if you vote REP which your social security check.....for the young watch your education and for the miiddle class you will not be a class. Get out and Vote and vote DEM......do'nt believe the POLLS.

    October 20, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  7. vic nashville tn

    2010 is not over CNN is talking 2012 ?

    Gop candidates running this election with empty promises it will back fire

    Some tea party candidates blame G.W.Bush so why Karl Rove is key player in this election why they accept his support

    October 20, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  8. Dave

    Romney is EXACTLY who this country needs in charge. I was saying it in 2008. The guy understands business and economics. Everything he has done in the business world has been succesful. This election and the next presidential election should be about nothing else besides the long term economic health of the country. That is what has made us a great nation able to help others and have a strong military.
    Obama and his college professors who have never done a thing in the real world do not have a clue.

    October 20, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. PalmReader

    A bit of distraction, CNN? I'll bite. Romney brings to mind the GOPer/TeaPer platform, you know, the one no longer being discussed so close to the election. Fiscal responsibility ... Common Sense Fiscal responsibility ... as opposed to the past, when common sense was thrown out the window. Cut spending ... REALLY cut spending this time ... as opposed to saying it but not actually doing it as during the Bush years. Eric Cantor was on the Daily Show a few nights ago touting his new book. When Stewart asked Cantor why the GOPers should be trusted this time around, versus, say the past 30 years or so, Cantor told Stewart and the audience to buy his book and find out. Pretty much sums up the GOPers philosophy all around: support them financially, get off their backs, stop asking questions, and shut up. But DO vote for them.

    October 20, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  10. Yanni

    Poor Romney he sold his houses to run for president in 2012 as a common man. He will be constantly changing to mold himself into the presidency. He will do and say anything for the next two years to meet the everyday demand for positioning himself to this purpose. What will say and do next even himself doesn’t know…it depends

    October 20, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  11. Dennis Small Business Owner

    I regularly watch C-span. If you want to see real idiots check out the elected members of both houses.

    Romney at least can manage finances, something the present administration hasn't a clue of what to do.

    Just being popular doesn't make you right, that is something most mature people learned in High School.

    October 20, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  12. Kathye

    Go Mitt....and Pray he is the next President, what a great one he will make.............as for you slob democrats..TIME IS UP
    AND UP AGAIN IN 2012

    October 20, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  13. NotFooled

    Why do republicans keep recycling the same old failed also-rans? Huckabee, McCain, Romney...

    October 20, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  14. carlos

    this idiot is not even worth a comment

    October 20, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. p.h

    mitt romney dont have a chance, stop spending all of your millions to get a job that only pays 400K per yr. dont for get the teabaggers r not going to vote for this guy. he also voted for obama healthcare plan. it's hard to repeal somthing that you started.

    October 20, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  16. Kyle


    Congratulations! That's the first time I've seen someone accuse mainstream media of being too far right.

    October 20, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. stufit

    "wasps" "poor clown" "corporate warmonger" and they wonder why people are trashing the Democrat liberals and thier corrupt leadership. Payback is coming. You are now all attached to a failed presidency and no whining. You won't count for anything after November 3. As you told the conservatives in 2008, shut up, sit down, you lost.

    October 20, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |