Romney to rally Republican Party officials
May 1st, 2012
05:30 PM ET
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Romney to rally Republican Party officials

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney will visit the Republican National Committee headquarters Wednesday, a source close to the Romney campaign confirms to CNN.

According to the source, the visit by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is to highlight what is seen as an orderly increase in coordination by the party committee and Romney's campaign, which is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The source says Romney will be thanking in advance all of the staff that will now be front and center in the Republican effort to defeat President Barack Obama in the November election.

The Romney campaign and the RNC formed a joint fundraising committee early in April, and last week, after Romney swept five primaries, further cementing his status as the presumptive GOP nominee, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus put out a statement saying "in order to maximize our efforts I have directed my staff at the RNC to open lines of communication with the Romney campaign."

Priebus is expected to remain as chairman, and no new deputy chairman is expected to be named - signs that the Romney campaign has confidence in the Wisconsin Republican, who was elected to the RNC top spot early last year.

Unlike four years ago, when Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign seemed to have a frosty relationship with RNC leadership, there appears to be a close relationship between RNC and Romney campaign leadership, thanks to some long-term relationships between some of the top players from both organizations.

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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    How can you have an orderly anything when the bishop robot nor his minions have any idea of what he is going to wake up thinking from day to day.
    Maybe he can remind students that if they wish to have an education they should get a loan from their parents. Jusf like he did.

    May 1, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  2. Bill

    Rally all you want Mittens, you will still lose in November.

    May 1, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  3. Howard

    OBAMA keeps trying to convince us that the way Mitt Romney spends HIS money, is more important than how Obama spends OUR money.

    May 1, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It should be easy to rally the GOP. They all seem to be on the same page against: women, veterans, seniors, college students, the poor, minorities, and the middle class. It is like uniting the Taliban.

    May 1, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  5. Paul Price

    Just be careful listening to the King Flip-Flopper. His next true statement will be his first.

    May 1, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Wow Howard. Quite a stretch, for a Bush supporter who supported the moron who drove our debt to over $12 trillion with his unfunded wars, unfunded tax cuts, unfunded drug programs, unfunded TARP. Wow, Howard, just wow.

    May 1, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Fortunately for Romeny, republicans are not too bright, so they will embrace his lies, money laundering, job destroying, and flip flopping.

    May 1, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  8. B

    Guess you go with what you have left, hold your nose and go with it.... This has to be the worst bunch that the Republicans have ever put forth to represent themselves!

    He is his own worst enemy because the man is not a person of the people, he just does not understand how to connect at any level. He might be an analyst with numbers but he has the personality of a Robot.

    The only intelligent – humanoid they had in their hands was Jon Huntsman and they let him get away...Stupid people.
    Romney is a waste of time and a whole lot of money.

    Obama 2012

    May 1, 2012 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  9. rs

    Wait... wasn't Bush the cheerleader while in college?

    May 1, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  10. rs

    So, Howard- were you cool with two unbudgeted wars? Tax cuts for the rich? How about the "incentive" money to oil companies? The $ billions to build Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Was that a good use of AMerican taxpayer dollars?

    May 1, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  11. Wake up people

    Poor Mittens, nobody wants you nor are they excited about you, they just want the black man out of the White House. They will NEVER be excited about you because unlike their and your followers, they know what you're about. Nothing.

    Someone told me long ago. If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything. What do you stand for Mittens?

    OBAMA 2012!

    May 1, 2012 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  12. CBR

    Did you notice where Mr. Romney has his campaign headquarters? Not in N.H. Michigan or CA where he has houses but in MA where he has a small home. Surprising to say the least.

    May 1, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  13. Luke Brown

    Mittens is what has the Republican Party in need of being "rallied".

    May 1, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  14. naypeau

    Alas, poor Mitt, he has made it to the final stage & though life is a stage, Mitt is on stage in a theater of clowns.
    The GOP NAZI PARTY'S idea of a rally is to praise God, praise the wealthy, praise the conservatives, praise the big donors, praise Big Oil, praise the right, praise the 'ass', praise the Lord, praise Jesus, praise the Bible readers, praise the church, praise gold, praise, silver, praise the gun makers, praise the gun carriers, praise the hunters, praise our praise & the praise of those like us .....
    My God almighty, is this a Monty Python film project or a group of absolute morons without a sense of humor?
    The most comical thing about the GOP NAZI PARTY is how they take themselves so seriously.

    May 1, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  15. Russ

    Do they have any choice? This is the pathetic candidate the GOP ended up with. It's rally around him and make the best out of a bad situation. I almost feel sorry for the GOP. hahahahahahaha

    May 1, 2012 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  16. naypeau

    A GOP NAZI RALLY is like a reunion at CLOWN COLLEGE.
    If they were a TV Show, they would be laughed off-the-air.
    If they were a Reality Show, no one would believe it.
    There are only 3 reasons why Mitt Romney has some support...
    1. He is on the republican ticket.
    2. He has said that he is now a conservative.
    3. 20% of the people in America still believe george ' 3 below plant life' bush was a good President.
    That 20% keeps this election from being a landslide for Obama.
    Those 20% are either 'brain dead' or 'living brain donors' because no one even close to being in their right mind could possibly think that george 'the coward' bush was anything other than a failure.

    May 1, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  17. Tubby the Tuba Texas

    Mitt's blowing off the Texas Republican Convention where he will be voted to be the Republican nominee. Santorum will be here though. Ain't got time for Texas?

    May 1, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  18. Nobodies Pon

    Howard the way Romney saves his money overseas shows how unamerican he is. A professional tax evader for president. No thank you. Paying taxes is the most patriotic thing you can do besides joining the military.Romney can run your country but not mine him and his five trust fund cowards.

    May 1, 2012 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  19. gg

    hip-hip-o boy,that should fire them up or he could talk about stealing peoples health care benifits and pension funds and putting the money in the cay-man islands, yeh that will do it with that crowd

    May 1, 2012 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  20. Sorensen

    They are surely going to be very excited!!

    May 1, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  21. OperationTailGunner

    Priebus, Romney, GW Bush...are all controlled by the same RNC Money Man Mel Sembler.....BFF with Dick Cheney, Netanyahu etc...

    So much for reducing the deficit...another 10 year 1 Trillion dollar war will be started under Romney (Sembler)...(Iran)

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results....

    May 1, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |