Mitt and Ann Romney heading to Washington Friday
January 23rd, 2013
07:54 PM ET
9 years ago

Mitt and Ann Romney heading to Washington Friday

Washington (CNN) – After choosing not to attend his former rival’s inauguration, Mitt Romney, along with wife Ann, is headed to Washington at the end of the week.

The pair will attend a reception in their honor Friday hosted by philanthropist Catherine Reynolds and businessman Bill Marriott Jr., according to a former aide to the governor.

CNN has also learned the Romneys are expected to attend the prestigious, black tie Alfalfa Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, while in the nation's capital.

Romney did not attend President Barack Obama's inauguration this week, remaining instead at his home in La Jolla, California.

Romney was last in D.C. when he lunched with Obama at the White House last month.

National Journal first reported the Romneys' reception.

Filed under: Ann Romney • Mitt Romney
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Squigman

    Well ain't that just ducky. Who cares?

    January 23, 2013 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  2. yogi

    Oh please, stop reporting of the whereabouts of the bishop, who cares where he is going. He better puts in community service at his church to pay back for his sins of constantly lying during the campaign. After that he should be in seclusion for a long, long time to write his book: "I can't remember what I said".

    January 23, 2013 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  3. trex

    ................Guess Romney wants a DOUBLE CARRIED INTEREST DEDUCTION,.......BECAUSE....................well, just because.

    January 23, 2013 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  4. Jay

    Romney = irrelevant

    January 23, 2013 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  5. RomneyWho

    Romney who . . . again?

    January 23, 2013 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  6. Cam Spurgeon

    In their honor. Two total losers. All they have going for them is money. UGH! I woke up the day after and thanked God for Saving this country from them.Shallow, shallow people.

    January 23, 2013 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. What a Conundrum!!!

    oh Gawd. I could have gone the rest of my days without seeing THAT picture, or any picture of the Romneys.

    Were they actually expected to attend the inauguration? I didn't miss them. I don't think anyone else did either.

    January 23, 2013 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  8. MaryM

    No One Cares. Mitt and Ann are losers. They lost the election

    January 23, 2013 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  9. NameTomo

    Wow! Looking at Mitt now you can see how bad it would have been with him as our President. Worse than if McCain had been elected.

    January 23, 2013 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  10. USA

    Mittens I voted for you 🙂

    January 23, 2013 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This seems like being a sore loser.

    January 23, 2013 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  12. Linda

    I'm so glad Romney didn't win the election and so according to his son is he! Wouldn't that have been interesting if the President of the U.S. didn't really want to be President? How could Romney in good conscience spend all that money (contributors' money at that) campaigning for an election he didn't want to win? What does that say about his character? What other things does he do that he really doesn't want to do?

    January 23, 2013 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  13. Dan5404

    Now, remind me, who are these people? They seem vaguely familiar.

    January 23, 2013 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  14. anonoymous

    I guess that is what you get when you lose.....a make believe ball in your honor after the real one. I wonder if Rick and Moose is going?

    January 23, 2013 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  15. CronoT

    Stay classy, Romney. Your party lost because they lost touch with the majority of society. This only proves it further.

    January 23, 2013 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  16. Cheryl

    Hope someone has a tape recorder going!!1

    January 23, 2013 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  17. Thomas

    Ohh No , he's going to run again in 2016 .

    January 24, 2013 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  18. Woman from New York

    Why don't they go the "Losers Hall Fame" where they placed Nitt-Witts pciture?

    January 24, 2013 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  19. Jay Dee

    Put a cover over the dog cage. It's cold in Washington!

    January 24, 2013 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  20. jeannie atkins

    mitt romney no class

    January 24, 2013 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  21. Auntie Guvmint

    do we honestly have to hear about this losers plans for dinner?

    January 24, 2013 03:20 am at 3:20 am |
  22. Wake up People!

    This is news? His fathers friend is throwing him a banquet.... One rich guy celebrating another.... Come on cnn, your stories are starting to sound just like Fox.

    January 24, 2013 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  23. king

    this is not the way to show bipartisan. when you dont help bring the country together mitt

    January 24, 2013 06:38 am at 6:38 am |
  24. bcnu_too

    And we should care what they are doing because ??? He is such a fake and phoney – coming out after the election saying he didn't want to be president at all. He did everything he could to knock all contenders for the nomination out of his way in the primaries. She is a phoney as well and if she were first lady she would be as gracious as Marie Antoinette was – both of them look down on the working class people.

    January 24, 2013 07:14 am at 7:14 am |