Skip to comments.Michigan: Scott Romney Considering Senate Bid
Posted on 03/08/2013 2:10:59 PM PST by smoothsailing
March 8, 2013
By Abby Livingston and Shira Toeplitz
Scott Romney, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s brother, is looking at running for retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin’s seat, according to a Michigan GOP source with first-hand knowledge of his interest.
The Republican is a Harvard-educated corporate attorney at the Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP. He was not immediately available for comment.
On the Democratic side, Rep. Gary Peters told The Detroit Free Press editorial board that he is “going to seriously consider” running. Peters, who ended 2012 with nearly $500,000 in cash on hand, is considered the Democrats’ top recruit.
It has been a topsy-turvy day in Michigan politics, as candidates have floated their names in and out of contention. Levin announced Thursday that he would not seek a seventh term next year.
Democrats begin the open-seat race with a decided advantage. But serious structural problems plague the Michigan Democratic Party. This race, along with the 2014 gubernatorial campaign, will test newly-elected Chairman Lon Johnson.
Deja vu all over again..........
The new dynasty. Wasn’t Romney going to be appointed head of the Detroit restoration project by Snyder?
Well, at least Mitt’s not going to Washington as a senator. The ghost of our 2008 candidate is still haunting those halls, and he has a persistent fungus on his butt called Linseed Graham.
I can hardly wait until Romney’s 20 grandchildren start running for office. That would be more fun than a barrel of Bushes.
Linseed Graham the butt fungus!!!, LOL!!! Well said, Sir!
If Mitt could not win Michigan, his brother can’t.
This guy Scott Romney will be 72 years old before election day...
Hopefully, the Michigan Republican Party can find someone not quite so long in the tooth.
“Hopefully, the Michigan Republican Party can find someone not quite so long in the tooth.”
I’m sure there is a Vice Romney somewhere in the state that will be willing to step in.
What is a Vice Romney?
Uh, Scott- - - . Okay to call you Scott?
Good! You see, well - - - . Let me start over.
Your Dad lost because he was a Socialist. He was a true believer in maximum goodness of rotten politicians.
It is a common brain freeze in America: Politicians BAD, Government GOOD.
No one knows how this uban myth got started, and even TV’s “Myth Busters” are baffled.
If you are a chip of the old mitten, Scottie, then do America a favor and get a real job. You know, profit and loss, etc. Normal stuff.
Leave politics to heros such as Allen West of Florida, and Senator Tom Cruz of TEXAS.
We don’t need no more damn Socialists!
I prefer that the people find someone. The party choices generally aren’t so hot.
MY bad! I ASSUMED that Scott was Mitt’s tot. Sorry!
if we couldn’t beat Debbie Stabenow I don’t see us replacing Levin.
Why not? All it takes is money.
I guess Scott thinks that being Mittens’ brother will do his campaign a lot of good. Doubt it.
I had always thought that Mitt was an only child.
stay out of da Romney’s
Here is the best endorsement I can find for Justin:
McCain referred to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as wackos.
They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else, McCain said. But I also think that when, you know, its always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone.
Asked to clarify, McCain said he was referencing Rand Paul, Cruz, Amash, whoever.
I could definitely live with Amash.
McCain was wrong... about the first two.
Two sisters and a brother.
Ronna Romney (Scott’s wife) challenged and lost to Carl Levin.
There are 4 siblings, according to wiki:
Lynn Keenan, Jane Romney, G. Scott Romney, W. Mitt Romney
Just what the country needs, another loser.
Do you believe everything the media tells you?
When was the last time you ever heard the media refer to John McCain as "the Maverick"?
Answer:.. Not once since November 4, 2008..........
And the feeding frenzy continues.......
Republicans eating their own.......LOL!
That was reported by Breitbart, so I did think it was under consideration. Doesn’t seem beyond the realms of possibility.
That was funny dude.
We need conservatives, anyone willing to swear by “less government is better”.
No. Just. No.
I only had him as a congressman for two years pre 2002 redistricting since I didn't vote at MSU, but he's a good guy from everyone I talked to that knows him.
Why the frick is this guy even being considered?