Latest Mitt Romney news

  • Romney 'Knocks Down' Holyfield At Charity Match
    Romney 'Knocks Down' Holyfield At Charity Match Sat, May 16, 2015

    Failed 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney has entered the boxing ring to fight former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield for charity. The former Massachusetts governor took on the retired boxing star at an event in Salt Lake City, Utah. At a weigh-in, Romney, 68, tipped the scales at 179lbs, whilst Holyfield, 52, weighed in at 236lbs. More »

  • Mitt Romney lasts 2 rounds against Holyfield in boxing match
    Mitt Romney lasts 2 rounds against Holyfield in boxing match Sat, May 16, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring Friday at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City. More »

  • Walker critical of Romney in 2012, Bush in 2000
    Walker critical of Romney in 2012, Bush in 2000 Mon, May 4, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney's last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic. More »

  • Former Massachusetts governor joins Mitt Romney's old firm
    Former Massachusetts governor joins Mitt Romney's old firm Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Deval Patrick has a new job. The former Democratic Massachusetts governor will be joining the Boston firm Bain Capital to develop a line of so-called "social impact" investing to support causes ... More »

  • Romney campaign official joins Gov. Scott Walker's effort Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added a senior member of Mitt Romney's former team as his political operation grows ahead of a likely 2016 presidential run. More »

  • Scott Walker's team picks up a top Romney staffer Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added a senior member of Mitt Romney's former team as his political operation grows ahead of a likely 2016 presidential run. More »

  • Mitt Romney Will Enter Ring With Holyfield
    Mitt Romney Will Enter Ring With Holyfield Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Mitt Romney has had his share of fights in American politics, but now he is entering a different ring altogether. The former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate is going to fight Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight boxing champion, in an exhibition on 15 May, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported. "It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious," 68-year-old Mr Romney told the newspaper. The event will be held in Salt Lake City, where Mr Romney helped organise the Winter Olympics of 2002. More »

  • Mitt Romney's niece picked to head Michigan Republican Party Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans picked a niece of Mitt Romney on Saturday to lead the state party for the next two years. More »

  • No longer a candidate, Romney seeking a GOP kingmaker role
    No longer a candidate, Romney seeking a GOP kingmaker role Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A potential candidate no more, Mitt Romney is charting an aggressive course to help shape the Republican presidential field in 2016. More »

  • Democrats seek to hit Jeb Bush with comparisons to Romney
    Democrats seek to hit Jeb Bush with comparisons to Romney Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney opposed the government's rescue of U.S. automakers. So did Jeb Bush. More »

  • Democratic effort to define Jeb Bush starts with Mitt Romney
    Democratic effort to define Jeb Bush starts with Mitt Romney Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney opposed the government's rescue of U.S. automakers. So did Jeb Bush. More »

  • Possible 2016 campaigns woo former Romney aides, fundraisers
    Possible 2016 campaigns woo former Romney aides, fundraisers Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spencer Zwick may be the most sought after man in Republican politics. More »

  • Among GOP's 2016 field, chase is on for former Romney aides
    Among GOP's 2016 field, chase is on for former Romney aides Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spencer Zwick may be the most sought after man in Republican politics. More »

  • Romney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls
    Romney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to the 2012 Republican nominee. More »

  • Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test run
    Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test run Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He insists he could win, but Mitt Romney has stepped out of the 2016 presidential contest in favor of the "next generation of Republican leaders" following a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant resistance to a third campaign. More »

  • Republican Romney opts out of 2016 run for president
    Republican Romney opts out of 2016 run for president Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Friday after considering a third run, telling supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House. Romney's decision helps clarify an emerging Republican field split between potential establishment candidates like former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and conservative voices represented by Texas Senator Ted Cruz and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. The move will likely boost Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush and son of former President George H.W. Bush, even though Romney has privately made known to aides he is not convinced that Bush can defeat Hillary Clinton if she becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, all of whom will have a better chance for money and media attention with Romney on the sidelines. More »

  • Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race
    Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began. More »

  • Romney Bombshell Before 2016 Race Even Begins
    Romney Bombshell Before 2016 Race Even Begins Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Republican Mitt Romney's announcement that he is not running for the White House in 2016 is a bombshell. Earlier in the day the former Massachusetts governor's aides had been briefing journalists that he had surveyed the electoral field of battle and believed he could win the race to be the Republican presidential nominee. "Romney to run," declared a few news outlets ahead of Friday's New York conference call with his supporters. The news comes just three weeks after he told donors he was considering a third campaign for the White House. More »

  • Third time no charm: Romney won't run for president
    Third time no charm: Romney won't run for president Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday he will not run for the White House again in 2016, ending weeks of intense speculation that he would mount a third campaign. More »

  • Mitt Romney Out Of 2016 White House Race
    Mitt Romney Out Of 2016 White House Race Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Republican Mitt Romney has said he is not running for the White House in 2016, in a surprise announcement. The former Massachusetts governor told members of his staff during a Friday conference call from New York that he will not be a candidate. The news comes just three weeks after he told a small group of donors in New York that he was considering a third campaign for the White House. But since then key supporters and fundraisers have pledged allegiance to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is exploring a potential presidential run . More »

  • Mitt Romney's Terrible Timing
    Mitt Romney's Terrible Timing Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Everyone's got a theory for why Mitt Romney never made it to the White House. During a call with staffers Friday morning, Romney told them he wouldn't run for president in 2016, ending a period of intense speculation, as the prospect of a third Romney campaign went from improbable rumor to widely held expectation. More »

  • Romney drops out of 2016 US presidential race
    Romney drops out of 2016 US presidential race Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Mitt Romney, who ran against President Barack Obama in 2012, announces that he will not seek another run in 2016. More »

  • 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he will not run for president … Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he will not run for president in 2016. More »

  • Mitt Romney to update supporters on 2016 presidential plans
    Mitt Romney to update supporters on 2016 presidential plans Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters about his plans for the 2016 presidential campaign. More »

  • Key Romney donors and longtime staffer moving toward Bush
    Key Romney donors and longtime staffer moving toward Bush Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Mitt Romney closes in on a decision about whether to again run for president, he does so without several major donors who supported him in the past and a veteran Iowa staffer — defections all to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. More »

  • As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush
    As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The ... More »

  • Wistful, humorous Romney looks back as he ponders '16
    Wistful, humorous Romney looks back as he ponders '16 Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mitt Romney sounds like a presidential candidate. Except when he doesn't. More »

  • Romney, mulling 2016 run, jabs Clinton and Obama
    Romney, mulling 2016 run, jabs Clinton and Obama Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Mitt Romney, considering another presidential run, took swipes at potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for "cluelessly" conducting foreign policy, and said Barack Obama's brand of economics is hurting Americans. More »

  • Romney takes aim at Obama, Clinton in Mississippi
    Romney takes aim at Obama, Clinton in Mississippi Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop Wednesday in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular ... More »

  • Romney courts middle class, jabs Clinton in Mississippi Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular barbecue ... More »

  • Romney jabs Clinton in Mississippi speech Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Mitt Romney is renewing his pledge to fight for the poor and middle class in a speech that questions Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic credentials. The 2012 Republican presidential ... More »

  • Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush moving toward clash in New Hampshire
    Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush moving toward clash in New Hampshire Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family ... More »

  • Romney says leaders in both parties failing the nation
    Romney says leaders in both parties failing the nation Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Outlining his possible rationale for a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that political leaders in both parties are failing to address the nation's most pressing problems — climate ... More »

  • Amid 2016 chatter, Romney and Jeb Bush to meet in Utah Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are meeting in Utah as the two men explore 2016 presidential bids. More »

  • Romney says climate change presents a big challenge to US
    Romney says climate change presents a big challenge to US Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    As he considers a third presidential campaign, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that one of the country's biggest challenges is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it. "I'm ... More »