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August 26, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
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 | By Michael A. Memoli
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.
December 30, 2011 | By Seema Mehta
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.
March 6, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
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.
October 11, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
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.
May 19, 2012
Re "Romney's media handicap," Opinion, March 15 Jonah Goldberg wants "the media" to be nicer to Mitt Romney, and yet he calls 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry "a pompous human toothache. " Surely this is the pot calling the kettle black. Romney is properly on the hot seat for his selective memory and his evasive semi-apologies. You might not remember the name of the kid who sat behind you in calculus, or the name of the teacher, but you really ought to remember the kid who you held down while cutting his hair.
December 30, 2011 | By Maeve Reston
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.
July 15, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
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.
August 12, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is worth between $190 million and $250 million, his campaign announced Friday after filing personal financial reports with the Federal Election Commission. He is by far the richest of all current presidential candidates who have filed the required reports, which ask candidates to disclose a broad range of values for their assets, liabilities and income. The report paints a picture of financial health for the former Massachusetts governor, suggesting that Romney has the funds available to help finance his campaign, should he choose to do so. Photos: Scenes From Iowa - Republicans at the State Fair Romney personally invested about $35 million into his 2008 presidential run. Romney drew fire recently for remarking that he is "unemployed," but his financial reports show that he drew nearly $375,000 in speaking fees and about $114,000 for serving on the board at Marriott International during the roughly 18-month period covered by the report.
January 18, 2012 | By James Oliphant
Is the Romney campaign seeing Newt Gingrich  in its rearview mirror in South Carolina? Mitt Romney's people say no. But how else to explain the conference call the campaign held Wednesday morning with the sole purpose of trashing the former House speaker? Former Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri and ex-Rep. Susan Molinari of New York, both Romney backers who served with Gingrich in the House, blasted him as a wobbly conservative and a bomb-throwing leader more interested in promoting himself than the party.
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