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Rick Perry, Mitt Romney seeking Trump endorsement?

August 26, 2011|By Kim Geiger
(ALEJANDRO BOLIVAR/EPA )

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have recently phoned New York businessman Donald Trump, who flirted last spring with the idea of running for the Republican presidential nomination and has held open the possibility of jumping into the 2012 presidential race if he doesn’t like the eventual GOP choice. 

That’s according to Politico’s James Hohmann, who broke the story Friday morning.

Hohmann spoke with Michael Cohen, Trump’s special counsel, who said Perry had called on “several occasions,” and two other sources who said Romney has recently phoned as well.

“It clearly goes to show you the power that Trump controls or that Trump maintains with the American people, as now the current frontrunner is clearly seeking Mr. Trump’s endorsement,” Cohen told Hohmann.

kim.geiger@latimes.com

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