January 19, 2012 |
Reporting from Charleston, S.C. -- What did Mitt Romney do on the afternoon before the climactic debate that could determine whether he wins his party's nomination? He went shopping, of course. About 2 p.m. Thursday, I was strolling north past the posh shops on King Street when I recognized the burly man in the black suit who was walking briskly toward me. I'd seen him the night before alertly scanning the crowd as Romney pumped hands and posed with babies after a speech. In that split second of recognition, the security man passed by and I caught a glimpse of the guy behind him -- a man dressed casually in jeans, a checked shirt and windbreaker.
May 4, 2012 |
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, have two new grandkids; their oldest son, Tagg, announced Friday on Twitter that he and his wife had twin sons through a surrogate. "Happy 2 announce birth of twin boys David Mitt and William Ryder. Big thanks to our surrogate. Life is a miracle," Tagg tweeted Friday afternoon, along with a picture of him cradling one of the newborns. Tagg, 42, and his wife, Jennifer, 39, already had four children, including one other child who was carried by the same surrogate.
August 26, 2011 |
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.
March 10, 2012 |
Mitt Romney finished a distant second in the Kansas Republican caucuses, but has won nearly a clean sweep of the 27 delegates at stake today in contests in three island territories, according to the Associated Press. Romney won all nine GOP delegates from the Northern Mariana Islands after a vote at the territorial convention, and nine more from Guam. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, seven of nine delegates will go to Romney, one to Ron Paul, and one will be uncommitted, according to the Associated Press.
January 10, 2012 |
Besides fighting the charge that firing people is his favorite hobby, Mitt Romney must now battle the allegation that he wears “mom jeans.” Monday, Chris Matthews raised the issue on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” during a group discussion of Romney's supposed lack of authenticity. Matthews went off on one of his blue-collar-guy-at-the-bar rants: “This guy with his - whadaya call 'em? - mom jeans or whatever he wears. What is that costume that he wears? What is that costume?
March 6, 2012 |
Mitt Romney has won the Virginia Republican presidential primary, according to the Associated Press. Romney was the clear favorite in the state, where just two Republican candidates - Romney and Ron Paul - had qualified for the ballot. Forty-nine delegates are at stake in that race, and Romney is likely to win all or nearly all of them. Thirteen of the delegates will be awarded to the candidate who wins 50% or more of the vote and an additional 33 delegates will be awarded by congressional district.
December 30, 2011 |
Speaking to supporters at a chilly outdoor rally, Mitt Romney on Friday sought to cast President Obama as out of touch with the economic pain being felt by average Americans. “He's in Hawaii right now. We're in the cold, in the rain, in the wind because we care about America,” Romney said, speaking in the parking lot of a grocery store. “He just finished his 90th round of golf. We have 25 million Americans who are out of work, stopped looking for work or are underemployed. Home values have come down.
October 11, 2011 |
Just one week after announcing he would not run for president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is endorsing Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination, sources confirm. Christie will attend Tuesday night's Republican debate in New Hampshire as Romney's guest. The Romney campaign had announced the former Massachusetts governor would address supporters this afternoon with a "special guest. " When he reaffirmed his decision not to be a presidential candidate, Christie had suggested he was not likely to endorse one of the official candidates soon.
July 15, 2011 |
Mitt Romney headed into the third financial quarter of the year with $12.7 million cash on hand after raising $18.3 million in the past three months. Romney relied heavily on large-dollar donors: Just 6% of individual contributions came in amounts of $200 or less. About $517,000 was collected by six bundlers, the campaign revealed in a list posted to the Federal Elections Commission website. The former Massachusetts governor's second-quarter haul is considerably less than the $30 to $50 million his supporters had floated as a goal earlier this year, but still many millions more than the rest of the Republican contenders.
December 30, 2011 |
Shortly after returning to New Hampshire, Mitt Romney appeared to make a passing reference to Newt Gingrich's tearful moment earlier on Friday in Iowa. After introducing two of his sons, who have been campaigning for him in New Hampshire this week, at a packed spaghetti dinner in Merrimack, Romney mentioned his parents -- as he often does in his standard stump speech. "At a time like this I think about my parents, and I'm sure during the holidays you think about your parents as well," Romney said.