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Romney Making Campaign Stop in Arizona for GOP Candidate

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will make a rare campaign appearance in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday in support of another former GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Romney, who lost to President Obama in 2012, will try to help McCain win a sixth term in the Senate.

The GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee is being opposed by Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz.

A recent Monmouth University poll found McCain leading Kirkpatrick by 10 points.

The poll showed McCain with 50 percent support against 40 percent for Kirkpatrick and 4 percent for Green Party candidate Gary Swing.

“McCain is sitting on a decent lead, but it’s worth noting that he has won all five of his previous Senate races by more than 20 points,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

The poll showed McCain leads Kirkpatrick 56 percent to 34 percent among white voters, but trails her 53 percent to 39 percent among non-white voters.

Despite the fact that the senator has kept his distance from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, the Monmouth poll found Trump supporters favoring McCain with 79 percent to 9 percent for Kirkpatrick. Supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton favor Kirkpatrick, 77 percent to 19 percent.

The poll also noted that 53 percent of respondents approve of the job McCain has done in Washington, while 39 percent disapprove.

The most recent YouGov/CBS News poll showed McCain leading Kirkpatrick 43 percent to 38 percent, with 11 percent of the voters undecided and 8 percent preferring another candidate.

Romney, who has largely avoided the campaign trail this year after his much-publicized antipathy toward Trump, went to Arizona in December on behalf of McCain.

“John McCain has been a strong leader in the United States Senate and a dedicated representative for the state of Arizona, making important contributions to our service members, veterans and families,” Romney said at the time.

“John’s deep knowledge of national security issues and experience helping American veterans is unmatched. We need advocates like John to fight against President Obama’s failed policies and get this country back on track,” he said then. (For more from the author of “Romney Making Campaign Stop in Arizona for GOP Candidate” please click HERE)

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Romney Makes Official Announcement About Third-Party Candidacy to Take on Trump

Mitt Romney, excoriated for months by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a failed candidate for the way in which he conducted his 2012 GOP campaign for president, attacked Trump again Friday but said he will not enter this year’s race as a third-party candidate to take on the billionaire.

Romney, who energized the party’s #NeverTrump movement in March by lambasting Trump’s policies and character, also indicated he would never vote for Trump for president and said he was looking with interest at the platform of Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.

Romney was interviewed Friday by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

“I think you’re not going to find a credible candidate actually running as a third-party contender,” Romney said. “I’d like to see someone run, but that’s not likely.”

Romney said he would not be the one to oppose Trump, but spoke wistfully of battling the presumptive GOP nominee.

“I thought it was time for someone new. I’m glad I wasn’t out there with Donald Trump,” he said. “Had I been in the race, I can assure you I would have taken him on. I’m sure he believes he would have been successful pushing me aside just like he did others in part because I would have been seen as an establishment Republican.”

Romney continued his assault on Trump’s character, labeling Trump as a “dangerous” president who is “too great a departure from the values of our country.”

“Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation, and trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle-down misogyny, all these things are extremely dangerous to the heart and character of America,” he said.

When asked if Trump was a racist, Romney said that Trump’s comments “appeal to the racist tendency that exists in some people, and I think that’s very dangerous.” (For more from the author of “Romney Makes Official Announcement About Third-Party Candidacy to Take on Trump” please click HERE)

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Mitt Romney Explains His Reasons for Opposing Donald Trump for President

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been relentless in his attacks on the integrity of Donald Trump.

A article in Politico quotes Romney saying, “I know that some people are offended that someone who lost and is the former nominee continues to speak, but that’s how I can sleep at night.”

The former Republican nominee went on to relay a conversation he had with his son, where he was asked, “When the grandkids ask ‘What did you do to stop Donald Trump?’ what are you going to say?’”

Despite his opposition to Trump, Romney has confirmed he will not run for president as a third-party candidate. “I made it clear I’m not running,” he said.

He also stated he will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the November general election.

According to an NBC news article from March, Romney, speaking on Meet The Press, called Trump “anything but presidential.” He vowed he would vote; however, his vote would be cast for a candidate who he believes is a real conservative and someone people can be proud of, adding, “and I may write in a name if I can’t find such a person.”

In a speech Romney delivered to a crowd at the University of Utah, he said, “Let me put it plainly, if we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.

“First, the economy: If Donald Trump’s plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into a prolonged recession,” he said. Romney pointed Trumps plan to impose a 35 percent tariff-like penalty which he says would only serve to instigate trade wars, increase consumer prices and kill export jobs.

Romney reminded the listeners of some of Trump’s failed business ideas, such as Trump Airlines, Trump University and Trump Magazine, to name a few. “A business genius, he is not,” he said. (For more from the author of “Mitt Romney Explains His Reasons for Opposing Donald Trump for President” please click HERE)

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Mitt Romney Makes It Clear Where He Stands on Clinton vs. Trump

As Americans prepare to choose their next president, Mitt Romney said Thursday neither of the likely major party nominees meets the standards he has set for giving his support.

Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who in March declared himself part of the #NeverTrump movement in the GOP, made his comments at the American Friends of The Hebrew University dinner Thursday night.

“I don’t intend on supporting either of the major party candidates at this point,” Romney said. Donald Trump this week became the presumptive Republican nominee; Hillary Clinton is leading the race for the Democratic nod.

“I see way too much demagoguery and populism on both sides of the aisle, and I only hope and aspire that we’ll see more greatness,” he said.

Romney said he will not enter the presidential race as an independent, but he seemed to hold out hope someone else will . . .

“I think it happens to be an inflection point in our history as we go through this dramatic change economically and militarily, socially, all those things. … And I happen to think that the person who is leading the nation has an enormous and disproportionate impact on the course of the world, so I am dismayed at where we are now. I wish we had better choices, and I keep hoping that somehow things will get better, and I just don’t see an easy answer from where we are.” (Read more from “Mitt Romney Makes It Clear Where He Stands on Clinton vs. Trump” HERE)

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The Era of Bush and Romney Comes to a Close

The Bush clan previously announced they will not engage in the 2016 presidential race, and the Romney clan have now joined them.

Via ABC

The Republican National Convention in July is going to be missing some of the party’s most recognizable faces. All of the living former Republican nominees for president said they are skipping the Cleveland convention with the exception of Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP nominee.

An aide to Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, confirmed to ABC News that he “has no plans to attend the convention.”

Romney has been one of Trump’s most scathing critics. In March, he gave a speech urging the party to reject the real estate mogul, calling him “a phony, a fraud.” The news that he is not attending this year’s convention was first reported by The Washington Post.

On Wednesday, the last two Republican presidents, George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, also said they had no plans to back Donald Trump, the party’s presumptive nominee.

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Mitt Romney Reveals Who He’s Voting for in Utah

Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for President in 2012, will vote for Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in Utah’s primary election next week.

Outlining the decision Friday in a Facebook post, Romney cited his desire to vote for the best possible candidate to beat current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, writing:

“This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz.

Today, there is a contest between Trumpism and Republicanism. Through the calculated statements of its leader, Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of these.

The only path that remains to nominate a Republican rather than Mr. Trump is to have an open convention. At this stage, the only way we can reach an open convention is for Senator Cruz to be successful in as many of the remaining nominating elections as possible.

I like Governor John Kasich. I have campaigned with him. He has a solid record as governor. I would have voted for him in Ohio. But a vote for Governor Kasich in future contests makes it extremely likely that Trumpism would prevail.

I will vote for Senator Cruz and I encourage others to do so as well, so that we can have an open convention and nominate a Republican.”

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Banking On a Brokered Convention, Mitt Romney Is Hitting the Campaign Trail With This GOP Candidate

By Hallie Jackson. Mitt Romney will campaign with John Kasich Monday at two stops in Ohio, NBC News has learned from a source familiar with the plans.

Romney is not expected to endorse the Ohio governor during the campaign swing, the source said, but it will be the first time Romney has campaigned on behalf of a Republican candidate this cycle.

It’s a significant move for the former Republican nominee, who previously recorded campaign telephone “robocalls” for Kasich as well as Marco Rubio.

Earlier this month, at a speech in Utah, Romney lambasted frontrunner Donald Trump as a “fraud” and warned of the dangers to the Republican Party if Trump were the nominee. (Read more from “Mitt Romney Is Hitting the Campaign Trail With This GOP Candidate” HERE)

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Father of Son Murdered by Illegal: Pro-Amnesty John Kasich, Marco Rubio Should Be Tried for ‘Treason’

By Julia Hahn. “How much of this do we have to take?” Dan Golvach asked about the Republican Party’s longstanding refusal to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.

Golvach—whose 25-year-old son Spencer was stopped at a traffic light when an illegal alien pulled up next to him and shot him in the head—explains that the reason he now backs Donald Trump for President is because of holidays spent at the cemetery, and the image of his “child’s deflated head in a casket” burned into his mind.

“Losing a child,” Golvach explains, is something one never really gets “acclimated to. I can tell you that it’s a very dark place of despair.”

And your life is ruined. [Golvach pauses] It’s just ruined. Trust me. Everything is damaged. Nothing has the same meaning anymore. There is no real joy in life. You just go through the motions because you’re not suicidal, and you just do things, but your life will never be particularly joyous again … Once this happens you’re going to have a very marginalized life at best. And thank you, United States government. I thought their first mandate was to protect us, but they’re just protecting their donors— and it’s treason.

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Mitt Romney’s Wife Is Praising Trump, Here’s Why [+video]

While Ann Romney wouldn’t necessarily name her favorite candidates running for president, she did praise Donald Trump while talking to Sean Hannity last night.

“This country’s important. Where we’re going, where we’re headed right now is critical. These are critical things that we’re talking about,” Romney said.

While refusing to name her favorite candidates, she did say, “There’s a lot of good candidates, you know it’s a long race — a lot of up and downs. Important discussions happening.

“I would say that Trump is bringing more people to the table than we’d ever though,” Romney said, as Hannity interjected, “That’s a good thing — I think that’s great.” (Read more from “Mitt Romney’s Wife Is Praising Trump, Here’s Why” HERE)

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Mitt Romney Just Ripped Donald Trump’s ‘Hurtful’ Comments and Predicted They’ll Do This to the Race

Romney (R) ratcheted up his criticism of real-estate magnate Donald Trump in a new interview released Friday.

Romney, the Republican 2012 presidential nominee, discussed Trump during a wide-ranging interview with David Axelrod, who, as President Barack Obama’s top campaign adviser, helped defeat Romney three years ago.

“I think Donald Trump has said a number of things which are hurtful — and he has said that they were ‘childish’ in some respects — and I think [they] will be potentially problematic either in the primary or a general election,” Romney said.

“And they relate to things he’s said about women, and things he’s said about members of the news media, things he’s said about Hispanics,” he added. “I think he’ll have some challenges if he proceeds to the next stage.”

As a Republican presidential candidate in 2012, Romney went out of his way to secure Trump’s endorsement. But as Trump has risen to become the Republican 2016 front-runner, Romney has let it be known that he shares the GOP’s establishment’s disdain for Trump’s candidacy. (Read more from “Mitt Romney Just Ripped Donald Trump’s ‘Hurtful’ Comments and Predicted They’ll Do This to the Race” HERE)

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Will Mitt Romney Jump in the Presidential Race?

Mitt Romney Campaigns For Michigan GOP CandidatesThere is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romney’s wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center of establishment principles and would appeal to the same donor base. This past week, three of Mr. Bush’s key advisors have slipped away as Mr. Trump has made unprecedented advances in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the three states, as former Governor of Texas Rick Perry has said recently, where the race to 2016 is to be won.

As Mr. Trump rises, and the Real Clear Politics current average has him ahead of the pack in New Hampshire at 28.3 percent, he rises at the expense of Mr. Bush, who is at nine percent in the same poll.

So as the “establishment” candidate, Mr. Bush, is suddenly being viewed as circling the drain, the frantic call goes out to Mr. Romney to enter and save the day.

But Mr. Romney is not now and has never been exactly an “Eastern Establishment” candidate, to which Jeb Bush and his famous political family form and fulfill the archetype. He brings a somewhat different political ethic and conservative moral base to the Republican party, in my opinion, a heightened, seasoned and more mature sensibility and Republicans should be delighted to have him.

For it is the current conservative standard that is killing Jeb; a standard advanced to the apogee of provincial incompetence by brother W., sure to be fully outlined in Dick Cheney’s new book, “Exceptional: Why the world needs a powerful America.” Mr. Romney is not now and has never been exactly an “Eastern Establishment” candidate, to which Jeb Bush and his famous political family form and fulfill the archetype. (Read more from “Will Mitt Romney Jump in the Presidential Race?” HERE)

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