Skip to comments.Tagg Romney mulling Senate special-election run in MA?
Posted on 02/04/2013 9:46:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind
With Scott Brown backing out of the special election to the Senate in Massachusetts, some wondered whether former Governor and erstwhile presidential candidate Mitt Romney might take a shot at filling the rest of John Kerry's term in office. Instead, the Boston Herald reports that the task might go to the next generation of Romneys:
Tagg Romney is considering a run in the special Senate election now that Scott Brown has opted out, the Truth Squad has learned.
Calls for Romney, 42, to join in the short campaign to replace Secretary of State John F. Kerry have increased since the Herald first reported heavyweight Republicans are urging both Romney and his mother, Ann, to get in.
The eldest son of former governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney already has statewide name recognition and could quickly ramp up the campaign infrastructure for a short, five-month race.
The Romney brand sells well in Massachusetts — not in presidential races, of course, but Mitt won a statewide run in 2002 and acquitted himself reasonably well in one term. Tagg has worked on his father’s campaigns over the last five years, taking an increasingly public profile as a surrogate for his father. It would make sense for Mitt Romney to pass the torch at this point, although the elder Romney is hardly too old for the job. He will turn 66 before the election, but that’s practically the junior varsity in a chamber known for its aging members.
One other big Republican name has decided to take a pass. William Weld, who served for six years as governor, announced today that he won’t run in the special Senate election, either:
Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld says he won’t run in the June 25th special election to succeed John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.
The Republican said in a statement Monday that he was grateful for the encouragement he’s received, but that he wouldn’t be a candidate.
Neither will former state Senate minority leader Richard Tisei:
Richard Tisei, one of the Republicans best hopes for the now-longshot Massachusetts Senate special election after Scott Brown took a pass, announced Saturday night that he too will sit out the race.
I believe its imperative that the Republican party put forward a strong candidate who can help bring much-needed change to Washington,the former State Senate minority leader said in a statement.
Tagg Romney could end up being the only big name on the Republican side of the ballot … if he decides to run. ABC News says he’s not considering it (via Twitchy):
Two sources close to Tagg Romney and his father Mitt say Tagg won’t run in Mass. special Senate election. (via @shushwalshe)
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 4, 2013
Well, we’ll see. It wouldn’t be the first time in politics that a trial balloon has gone up with some denials attached. The field has certainly cleared for Tagg at this point. Politico reports that some have called for Mitt’s wife Ann to run, but while she became a great asset to Mitt’s campaign, she has health issues that would probably keep her from choosing a political career for herself. Undoubtedly, she will prove just as valuable to Tagg as she did to Mitt as a powerful surrogate on the campaign trail — if a third generation of Romneys decides to pursue politics in this special election, where money and name recognition have the best chance to sway voters.
Do it Tagg! You might not win but you could give these Liberals a run for the money!
Romneys will not serve in the military, but they do crave power, and are politically aligned against conservatism in America.
It is why Mitt left the GOP.
I would rather see Ann Romney run there.
RE: It is why Mitt left the GOP.
When did that happen? What party did he join?
Been tired of the chattering nabobs of official republican partyism bray for continuous war but somehow missed serving for decades now.
Who knows from the road, what lies in the bushes. Scratch that poster’s surface, your likely to find some Paulnut rust. One of those “WON’T VOTE” perfectionists that assisted nobama re-up?
I don’t think he “really” wants the job....
Romney left the GOP during the 1970s and became an independent, was anti-Reagan during the 1980s, and by the early 1990s was supporting and even fund raising for democrats, he rejoined the GOP in October of 1993.
Mitt’s liberal presidential candidate father, and his liberal senate candidate mother, were both Romney/Rockefeller type liberals, although not as radically liberal as Mitt himself.
Please ping freepers when you attack them.
Also try and stay with disputing facts, not making mere personal attacks.
I like Romney I voted for him Mitt just go home and enjoy life
Where was an attack? Disputing opinions.
Sure sounds to be a case of guilty dog barking first.
Nattering Nabobs of Negativity. :)
Well troll, if you want to have a dispute with my facts then ping me, so far you have made two personal attacks and have nothing of substance to say, you haven’t even disagreed with my statements, which are all accurate.
X-spurt is a RomneyBOT who defends the meek-loser Romney
(who excelled only at attacking conservatives and
imposing his own anti-conservative socialist agendae
by blaming others for Romney’s endless failures
to defend BOTH himself and conservative principles.
Well, seein as you got Diogenesis coming to your rescue, I better say ...... yah Sur Masser. s/
As far as being a romney diehard, ur buddy should dig better as he’ll see some pedigree conservatives I supported before it came down to Nobama or Romney, which some here obviously thought it was cool to let the kenyan keep chipping away at America for 4 more.
America never had a chance, as was obvious from the
first attacks of Romney on Gov. Palin/Sen. Thompson/etc.
and the first pizza sent by Romney to his DNC hero.
Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."
You have made several posts to me or about me, and none of them have said anything that has any meaning or relevance to anything.
To be honest I have not a clue as to your political proclivity. I prefer to not spend time looking at anyone's old posts. My last post was more toward the FRvillage “curiosity” (as nice as I can put it).
Historically most Mitt-haters were either Paulnuts, Mormon haters or somewhere among the 3 million “cut their noses off to spite their faces” so called conservative purists who happily assisted giving us all another four years of nobama. Anyone not wanting to be pointed to as sympathetic toward that collection, should not seek out opportunities to smooch with them. Just sayin....
I realize that you haven’t been here long but there are no Mormon haters on freerepublic that I am aware of, and when you come to a conservative political site and find that conservatives highly disapprove of the leftist policies and political beliefs of Mitt Romney, then you are being troll like to claim that is “hate”.
There is no reason for you to know my posting history, but it is baffling how you could join a conservative web site and say that “I have not a clue as to your political proclivity” to me, you should have some sort of clue to the politics of most of us here, you joined up because of it.
Rather than post insults and personal attacks, and try to divine my posting history, why don’t you merely read my posts on this thread, and respond to them if you have something relevant to say in response, so far you have only wasted people’s time.
“Historically” conservatives dislike the lefty Mitt Romney, and so does everyone else, that is why he has only a single election victory to show for 20 years of running, and he didn’t reach 50% in that one, and he had to discard his plans for reelection, and he shuffled out of that failed single term, with 34% approval.
People don’t trust, and don’t like Mitt Romney, and don’t vote for him.