Romney to receive Secret Service protection
February 1st, 2012
12:09 AM ET
11 years ago

Romney to receive Secret Service protection

(CNN) - Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will receive Secret Service Protection “within days,” a federal law enforcement source told CNN Tuesday night.

The decision was made through the normal procedure, which involves a candidate filing a request followed, by review from a committee made of representatives of Congressional leadership and the Department of Homeland Security.

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The source also said some of the Republican presidential candidates could get protection, as well, but Romney was the only active candidate with approved coverage as of late Tuesday night.

Romney won the Florida primary Tuesday, cementing his front-running status for the Republican presidential nomination.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. michaelam

    Great my TAX dollars get to help pay for Secret Service protection for this clown! He has more money than Buddha, yet he expects WE, the PEOPLE to pay for his protection! Ship some of your zillions back to THIS country, Willard, and pay for your own protection!

    Typical Republican/Teahadist--sucking of the government teet while we're closing parks, our education system has received so many cuts, teachers have received layoff notices, our CONGRESS cannot accomplish anything. Yet, WE the PEOPLE have to pay for Secret Service protection for Willard, Corporate Raider, R-Money. How fair is that????? NOT AT ALL!

    President Obama-2012! A vote for any and ALL Republicans/Teahadists is a vote for ruin, destruction, devastation, and third-world status!

    February 1, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  2. 100% ETHIO

    Why Florida has been planned, the last stop?
    The Cubans and Puerto Rico did well, for Romney.

    February 1, 2012 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  3. Morpunkt

    Yes. He will definately need it, in this crazy world.

    February 1, 2012 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  4. Thomas

    Why not, all five of his sons who avoided military service might need protection.

    Will his body guards be Mormon ?

    February 1, 2012 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  5. Barb1024

    Why are the taxpayers paying to protect this man?? .... and from what?

    February 1, 2012 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  6. Getoverit

    Yep, and Obama had it too.

    February 1, 2012 02:57 am at 2:57 am |
  7. T'sah From Virginia

    Just make sure they bring a comb to keep his hair neat – The wind sometimes takes it away!!!

    Obama 2012!

    February 1, 2012 06:49 am at 6:49 am |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Not a huge surprise... He isn't the nominee but is getting close to that.

    February 1, 2012 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  9. diridi

    yes he needs to. Any way he is front-runner, but will lose big with Obama. Sure. Obama2012.
    PS: this election is about Rich v. Middle Class America.

    February 1, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  10. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    I don't want my hard earned (tax) money to go to this service. He deserves protection but, HE CAN PAY FOR IT HIMSELF.

    Hard working American Tax Payer.

    February 1, 2012 07:48 am at 7:48 am |