Mitt and Ann Romney in D.C. for 'social visit'
January 25th, 2013
12:41 PM ET
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Mitt and Ann Romney in D.C. for 'social visit'

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney and his wife Ann were in Washington Friday for a "social visit," according to a former senior adviser to the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.

Romney attended a reception in his honor Friday hosted by philanthropist Catherine Reynolds and businessman Bill Marriott Jr. He also attended a roundtable followed by a lunch at a DC hotel with financial backers, former staff and other supporters.

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The Romneys are expected to attend the black-tie Alfalfa Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, while in the nation's capital.

According to one participant in at least one of the events, Romney said he would "stay involved in the policy debate," that he was "proud of the accomplishments" and noted the "innovation" of some Republican governors.

The source said Romney made it clear he will not run again and that it was time for a new generation of leaders.

Romney was not seen Friday morning outside the hotel where the reception was set to take place; however, his 2012 running mate Rep. Paul Ryan was spotted entering the building.

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.

"He deliberately did not inject himself into the political discussion between the election and the inauguration while the President was laying out his agenda for a second term," the former senior adviser said. "But Gov. Romney does care deeply about America and its place in the world and from time to time he will speak out on issues."

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  1. Wise1Speak


    That is interesting . . . the Romney's turned down an invite to come to Washington for President Obama's Inauguration. But the Romney's did come to town 3-days later for a “private richie-rich” affair with the 1%.

    We understand, the Romney's just can't be seen with "you people".

    January 25, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  2. Martha in CF

    Oh please-enough press coverage on this guy.

    January 25, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  3. lolo

    The whole GOP/TP party should be ashamed of themselves for telling Mitt and Ann that they were going to win because they thought there was enough hatred to get them in the White House. Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess Ann can show her face now after she was able to stop crying her heart out. Election night her eyes were red as a beet from crying so hard. Thought we didn't notice it huh?

    January 25, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  4. sassysticks53

    "This guy is a highly motivated successful person. go ahead start with the insults."

    Yeah, Romney was highly motivated to hide his money in foreign countries, cheat on his taxes and tell outright lies. He deserves the insults.

    "Oh beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of gray," lol.

    January 25, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Mitt Romney is an American Sucess story. Something the Liberal's will never understand. But lest you forget, the Liberal Manifesto is always: WITH YOUR MONEY AND MY BRAINS, WE WILL GO PLACES. Wow. Mitt has already been there. And lest you forget, the American Enterprise System allows you to go as far as you can. That is until a Liberal shows up and trys to seperate from you money. And remember the Liberal Motto. It is better to steal it than work for it. Savvy?

    January 25, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. James Bond

    sorry about double post

    January 25, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. James Bond

    I hope ann is still peeved about not getting "their turn", some things money just cant buy, the white house, and common sense

    January 25, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. rs

    Seet. But isn't that all the insanely rich are really good for?

    January 25, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  9. James Bond

    For all her fortune, havent a clue

    January 25, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
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