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  • Mitt Romney says he's tougher on immigration than Trump

    03/27/2018 10:17:35 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Axios ^ | March 27, 2018 | Alayna Treene
    At a Q&A session Monday night, Senate candidate Mitt Romney defended his conservatism saying he's tougher on some issues — like immigration — than the president, reports the Utah Daily Herald: "I’m a deficit hawk. That makes me more conservative than a lot of Republicans and a lot of Democrats. I’m also more of a hawk on immigration than even the president. My view was these DACA kids shouldn’t all be allowed to stay in the country legally." — Mitt Romney Background: Romney was pointing directly to President Trump's proposed plan that would have created a path to citizenship for...
  • How to Complete the Escape From ObamaCare

    03/16/2018 5:44:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2018 | Phil Gramm
    The tax-reform provision repealing the penalty on those who refuse to participate in ObamaCare has freed millions of Americans to escape a system that exploits them. But while Americans can escape ObamaCare, they still can’t buy insurance in the individual market independent of ObamaCare because private insurers are prohibited from selling it. If this prohibition can be removed through the granting of state waivers by the Department of Health and Human Services, or by the passage of a new federal statute, ObamaCare will collapse into a high-risk insurance pool for the seriously ill rather than become a stepping stone to...
  • Jeff Flake’s DACA bill gives ‘Dreamers’ Obamacare, CBO says

    03/07/2018 1:50:20 PM PST · by detective · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2018 | Stephen Dinan -
    Sen. Jeff Flake’s bill to enshrine the DACA program in law would also make the illegal immigrant “Dreamers” eligible for Obamacare — including perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies to buy health plans, Congressional scorekeepers said this week. Mr. Flake, Arizona Republican, tried to power his bill through the Senate on Tuesday, but was blocked by another senator. His bill would offer those who qualified for the original DACA program a new, three-year legal status, which would include permission to work in the country legally, in exchange for $7 billion — or about three year’s worth of...
  • Mitt Romney jumps out to big lead in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

    02/21/2018 12:34:41 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    Desert News ^ | February 20, 2018 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney became the instant front-runner when he announced his U.S. Senate campaign last week, as a new poll shows him with a commanding lead four days into the race. A Utahpolicy.com poll released Tuesday shows 60 percent of Utahns would vote for the former Massachusetts governor among declared and possible candidates for the office. Only Democratic Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson polled in double digits, with a meager 14 percent. Libertarian Craig Bowden and Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, who has not entered the race, fared the best among the rest at 3 percent and...
  • Romney Is a Misfit for America

    02/20/2018 5:02:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 122 replies
    National Review ^ | February 19, 2018 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Mitt’s back. The former governor of Massachusetts and occasional native son of Michigan has a new persona: Mr. Utah. He’s going to bring Utah conservatism to the whole Republican party and to the country at large. Wholesome, efficient, industrious, faithful. “Utah has a lot to teach the politicians in Washington,” he says in announcing his Senate campaign. Maybe.
  • Romney as Senate candidate promises not to ‘sit and wait’ on school shootings

    02/18/2018 4:52:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 17, 2018 | Alicia Cohn
    Mitt Romney, after announcing his Republican bid for Senate in Utah, called for “action” following the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. Romney called the shooting “senseless, debased evil.” “I think we can’t just sit and wait and hope for things to get better,” the former GOP presidential candidate said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. “It is wrong and unacceptable for children in our schools to fear for their lives.”
  • Mitt Romney: I like Mandates (Arlen McRomney!)

    Moderator: ...in Massachusetts although you backed away from mandates on a national basis. Mitt Romney: No, no I like mandates. Fred Thompson: Beg your pardon. I didn't know you were gonna admit that. Mitt Romney: Oh, absolutely. Fred Thompson: You like mandates. Mitt Romney: Let me tell you what kind of mandates I like, Fred. Fred Thompson: The ones you come up with! (nodding of heads and laughter)
  • Mitt Romney announces bid for U.S. Senate in Utah

    02/16/2018 6:28:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Adam Edelman
    Mitt Romney, the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2012 and a former governor of Massachusetts, announced Friday that he would run for U.S. Senate in Utah. “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington,” Romney said in a video announcing his bid. “Given all that America faces, we feel that this is the right time for me to serve our state and our country,” he said. Romney pointed to Utah's balanced budget and trade surplus as examples of the state's strengths, comparing them with Washington's debt...
  • Mitt Romney will run to replace Orrin Hatch in the DC swamp (Arlen McRomney!)

    02/15/2018 2:28:36 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    noqreport.com ^ | 2/15/18 | David Leach
    In an announcement as obvious as hearing that the sun rose in the east this morning, Mitt Romney let America know that he’s running for the US Senate seat being vacated by a man who attended the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Okay, not really, but he is a poster child for term limits after “serving” in Washington longer than any Republican in history. Mitt’s decision to run has been a given since Hatch announced his retirement last month, which followed months of talk between the two about how to conduct Operation Switcheroo in a way where it wouldn’t...
  • Mitt Romney to announce Senate run Thursday on social media

    02/14/2018 6:49:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Mitt Romney will launch his Utah Senate campaign Thursday morning with a low key announcement on social media, and will make his first public appearance a day later near Salt Lake City with a keynote address to a gathering of grassroots Republicans.
  • McConnell Bows to Schumer: Budget Contains No Reconciliation Instructions for Obamacare Repeal

    02/10/2018 5:38:30 AM PST · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 9 Feb 2018 | Sean Moran
    On the day of the latest government shutdown, Congress passed a two-year $300 billion, 652-page budget under 18 hours, much to the dismay of conservatives. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) struck a deal on Wednesday to fund the government for two years, featuring substantial increases in domestic and defense spending. Both the House and Senate passed the $300 billion two-year budget on Friday morning, halting a temporary government shutdown. The House passed a stop-gap spending bill on Tuesday that funded the government through March 23; the bill funded the Defense Department for...
  • Report: Senate GOP Leaders Want Mitt Romney to Serve as NRSC Chair

    02/06/2018 1:51:03 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/5/18 | Sean Moran
    The Senate Republican leadership would like to make Mitt Romney the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) if elected to the Senate, according to Republican donor sources. The Atlantic reported last Friday that according to a Republican donor with direct knowledge of the discussions, the Senate Republican leadership expressed interest in making Romney the next leader of the NRSC. Romney would replace current chair Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO). The NRSC chairman plays an influential role in fundraising and recruiting future Senate Republican candidates.
  • Romney to make Senate announcement

    02/02/2018 12:50:15 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 2, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    Mitt Romney signaled that he is moving toward a run for a US Senate seat from Utah, tweeting Thursday that he will make a formal announcement about his plans on February 15. "Looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race," he tweeted.
  • Republicans speculate that Mitt Romney's likely Senate run is the start of something much bigger

    01/23/2018 2:17:16 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 78 replies
    Business insider.com ^ | 1/22/18 | Allan Smith and Eliza Relman
    One Republican consultant connected to the White House told Business Insider he thinks Romney's move after being elected is pretty clear: succeed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the GOP leader after 2020. "If anything, it's Romney setting himself up to replace Mitch McConnell," the consultant said. Romney would enter the body with much more clout than his Republican colleagues, including Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and John Thune of South Dakota, both possible contenders for the leadership position. And, he added, McConnell, who has the lowest approval rating in the Senate, may decide not to put himself through what...
  • Mitt Romney’s biggest backer wants him to jump into Senate race [The Wife]

    01/10/2018 11:16:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 10, 2018 | Matt Viser
    As Mitt Romney considers whether to run for an open US Senate seat in Utah, the person who can most influence him is encouraging him to get into the race: his wife, Ann. Ann Romney — a confidante for nearly all of Romney’s adult life and frequent catalyst for his political ambitions — is fully supporting a campaign for Senate, another strong indicator he will run, according to four people close to the Romneys. Her own battle with multiple sclerosis is not a major factor, with all signs indicating that her health remains strong, the people said.
  • With Romney's Comeback Rumors Swirling, Former Hillary Clinton Staffers Blow A Gasket

    01/09/2018 10:24:54 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 09, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, 2018 brought us some Senate news for the upcoming midterm elections. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) decided to not run for an eighth term in the Senate. The road is clear for Mitt Romney who is a heavy favorite to replace Hatch. Also, how will the Trump White House feel about a vocal Never Trump politician catching a second wind in public life? Yet, for now, it’s what if Romney runs, he hasn’t made it official yet. If he does, he’s pretty much guaranteed to win the election. As we all speculate, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign staff sort of blew...
  • MITT ROMNEY: JUST ANOTHER CORRUPT BUSH SON

    01/07/2018 5:51:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    The idea that the corporate media is floating about Mitt Romney “assuming” the senate seat of Orin Hatch is disheartening and underscores the short memories of political pundits who have forgotten the cloud of corruption and crimes that surround Unfit Mitt. We are going to remind you of that history and put into perspective the crimes that Unfit Mitt carried out with seeming impunity. Mitt’s true history cannot be told unless the criminal milieu that he worked within is described beforehand. Only when you get the picture of this crime syndicate and their incredible power and political reach, will you...
  • Is Mitt the Next McCain?

    01/07/2018 5:44:40 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 63 replies
    Usnews.com ^ | 1/5/18 | David Catanese
    With Sen. John McCain in the twilight of his career, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee sees a coming void in the Trump era. As he's expressed his desire to join the U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney has privately revealed that a driving purpose of his service would be to emulate a former rival and fellow foiled Republican presidential nominee: Sen. John McCain. "There's got to be somebody who can stand up to the president," Romney told members of the Utah congressional delegation in recent weeks, according to a person with knowledge of his comments. "Who's going to stand up to Trump?"
  • Hatch: Romney would have my support i

    01/03/2018 5:37:03 PM PST · by Nero Germanicus · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/3/18 | Josh Delk
    Outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Wednesday that former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have his support if he runs to take his place in the Senate. Hatch's remarks come a day after the 83-year-old senator announced his retirement. President Trump had urged Hatch to stay in the seat, reportedly as an attempt to block Romney from taking the Senate spot. "There's no question that he loves Utah and wants to support Utah any way he can. And I'm hopeful he'll run, because he would be just fine," Hatch said in a radio interview on Utah's Morning News program....
  • Romney Changes Location on Twitter as Utah Senate Seat Opens [Bloomberg Link Only]

    01/02/2018 4:53:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 110 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | January 2, 2017 | Sahil Kapur
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