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Mitt Romney's niece picked to head Michigan Republican Party

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

  • 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 »

  • Romney adds a Florida commencement speech to spring schedule
    Romney adds a Florida commencement speech to spring schedule Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As he decides whether to run for president a third time, Republican Mitt Romney has accepted an invitation to speak at Jacksonville University's spring graduation in the key presidential battleground of Florida. More »

  • Romney, Clinton offer signs '16 will be about economy
    Romney, Clinton offer signs '16 will be about economy Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Not yet in the presidential race, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mitt Romney already are previewing the likely focus of the 2016 campaign, a competition over who's better able to boost paychecks for working Americans. More »

  • Romney, Clinton offers signs '16 will be about economy
    Romney, Clinton offers signs '16 will be about economy Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Not yet in the presidential race, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mitt Romney already are previewing the focus of their possible 2016 campaigns, competing over who's better able to boost paychecks for working Americans. More »

  • Romney shows softer side in 2016 campaign preview
    Romney shows softer side in 2016 campaign preview Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mitt Romney is offering a rare glimpse of his softer side as he marches toward an unlikely third presidential bid focused on poverty and the middle class. More »

  • Romney hints at 3rd campaign in speech to national GOP group
    Romney hints at 3rd campaign in speech to national GOP group Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mitt Romney told Republicans Friday he is weighing a third bid for president, one in which he would show more compassion toward the nation's poor and middle class — voters he alienated with some of his comments during his last campaign. More »

  • Some in GOP fear perceptions of Romney could linger into '16
    Some in GOP fear perceptions of Romney could linger into '16 Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Even among Mitt Romney's longtime supporters, one fear about his potential return to presidential politics stands out: the lingering perception the former private equity executive cares only about the fate of wealthy Americans. More »

  • Conservatives cheer on Romney as establishment field grows
    Conservatives cheer on Romney as establishment field grows Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mitt Romney's unexpected step into the 2016 presidential contest is drawing enthusiasm from the GOP's most passionate conservatives. More »

  • Romney sparks new 2016 competition among GOP establishment
    Romney sparks new 2016 competition among GOP establishment Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A shake-out among fiery conservatives with White House ambitions was always a sure thing. Now it appears the competition among the more establishment-minded GOP candidates for president will end up just as fierce. More »

  • Paul Ryan is out, Mitt Romney moves closer to '16 campaign
    Paul Ryan is out, Mitt Romney moves closer to '16 campaign Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — The GOP's crowded 2016 presidential field has shifted sharply, with Paul Ryan, the party's last vice presidential nominee, bowing out, two-time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney marching toward his third campaign and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepping closer to his first. More »

  • Romney talking to supporters about 3rd White House bid
    Romney talking to supporters about 3rd White House bid Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Mitt Romney and his wife reached out to former staff and supporters in key states over the weekend, making contact just hours after shocking many by signaling interest in a third run for president. More »