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Romney for ... Senate? But It's Not Mitt the GOP is Hoping to Run

With a short bench, state Republicans are hoping to convince another Belmont Romney to take a shot at the US Senate.

OUTSIDE BOSTON, MA -- After two years in the media spotlight as the hometown of a presidential candidate, many in Belmont were happy for "The Town of Homes" to revert back to its previous incarnation of a community of great schools and bad roads. 

But just when they thought they've seen the last "Romney" lawn sign taken down this past November, some in the state Republican party are trying to pull Belmont back into the center of the hoopla of the next big election.

With former US Senator Scott Brown declining to run for the US Senate seat now unoccupied with the resignation of John Kerry who was named the new Secretary of State, the Massachusetts GOP is seeking someone who could make a creditable challenger to either of the democrats – US Reps Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch – who have announced their candidacy.

With established Republicans such as former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey and former state Sen. Richard Tisei saying they will not run for the seat, the GOP are beginning to look for candidates with some name recognition.

Enter the Romneys.

But in this run, the GOP is looking beyond Mitt, the former one-term governor and two-time presidential candidate and rather to his wife or son to jump into the race.

“I’ve had several people call me and ask about Ann Romney,” Ron Kaufman, a longtime friend and aide to the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 presidential candidate nominee, told the Boston Herald. 

“That would be a very interesting thing. I would certainly love her to think about something like that,” said House Minority Leader Bradley Jones (R-North Reading).

But many believe that Ann Romney – who has never been a candidate other than for Belmont Town Meeting in the 1970s – would not consider a run for public office.

So some are floating the name of Mitt's eldest son, Tagg, a Greensbrook Way resident, as "launching a surprise Senate campaign. Tagg Romney was a close campaign adviser and surrogate for his father and is a successful businessman living in Belmont," wrote the Herald.

Lisa February 06, 2013 at 02:33 AM
You have no reply button Ch. Lange... So... I am a liberal, obviously, and guess what? I DID stay home to raise my children! It was a choice I made with my husband, not because a church told me to. Woman working is not the cause of broken families. Many woman have to work because their families did break up and they have no choice. Or, they want to work. Why shouldn't they? Fathers can stay home to you know! By your logic, a woman who wants to work would never have children. But, you probably don't want her to use birth control either.
joe thrapp February 06, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Nobody was prettier than multi millionaire Jack Kennedy and he did a good job. A lot of politicians come to political office with nothing and leave with a bundle. Look at your pretty boy John Kerry. Had nothing, now has 500 million. Was that a predatory marriage? Al Gore left office with a couple of million of family money. First move joins Apple Board in 2000 and makes 30 million. Buys a TV network, sells it, makes a 100 million. Why, brilliant entrepreneur, I don't think so Mr. Ex. Vice President. Mr Bill Clinton leaves office with nothing but words. After, speaking for 13 years now worth 100 million. All of these men are dedicated public servants. And the Romney family have a great history as dedicated public servants. JoJo stop being mad at people go out and do some community work and give a little back to the community. It is just not very dignified to demonize people of good moral standing like the Romney family. Hey give 10% of your net worth to charity. Let me know if it makes you fell better.
Evangeline Roller February 06, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Lies that the Obama admintration put out, also voter Fraud against Romney. Thats how he lost the election.
Evangeline Roller February 06, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Yes Welfare has gone up another 1 million in spending. Shariah law is in our country. the 47% Romney spoke about when it was taped, without his knowledge, is illegal by the way, was the people on welfare supported by the Government not paying taxes that won't vote for Him. I heard the tape.
Evangeline Roller February 06, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Romney was invited to talk to Billy Graham the Evangelist , he accepted him to run for president. We all know the Billy Graham is a godly man.

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