Mitt Romney

3:09 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Romney's Job In Idaho: Prevent GOP Voters From Veering 'Wild Right'

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 5:45 am



This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.


And I'm Linda Wertheimer. We've talked on this program about something resembling a civil war in the Republican Party this year. More establishment Republicans are in primary battles against Tea Party candidates, and money is pouring in on both sides.

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Election 2014
3:52 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Mitt Romney Says Idaho Is A Leading Example Of Conservative Governing That Works

Rep. Mike Simpson, Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. Jim Risch, and Gov. Butch Otter speak with Idaho media. March 20, 2014.
Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Former Republican presidential nominee and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is in Idaho this week campaigning on behalf of three longtime politicians.

On Thursday, Romney hosted a $250-per-plate luncheon for two-time Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter. The event was also to benefit eight-time Rep. Mike Simpson, R-ID, and Sen. Jim Risch, R-ID, who is campaigning for his first re-election bid.

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2014 Election
3:17 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Mitt Romney Hosts Campaign Events For Otter, Simpson

Mitt Romney campaigned in Idaho during the 2012 presidential race.
Credit Screengrab from KBOI2

If there’s one place failed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney can still be effective, it’s in Idaho. The former Massachusetts governor won nearly 65 percent of Idaho votes in the 2012 presidential race.

Thursday, he’ll ask Idahoans to re-elect two-time Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter. Romney hosted a high-end fundraiser for Rep. Mike Simpson in Idaho Falls Wednesday.

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Election 2014
1:05 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Mitt Romney Endorses Republican Mike Simpson In U.S. House Race

Idaho U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson's bid for a ninth term got an assist Monday when former presidential candidate Mitt Romney released an endorsement letter.

Simpson faces challenger Bryan Smith in next May's Republican primary election.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, lauded Simpson as a "stalwart conservative leader," accusing what he called "outside" groups of interfering in the race by backing Smith.

Smith has won the conservative group Club for Growth's support in his bid to unseat Simpson.

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Election 2012
11:27 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Four More Years: Obama Wins Re-Election

Doran holds a Mitt Romney sign and an umbrella outside Precinct 116, at the Southwest Branch of the Orange County Library in Dr. Phillips area of south Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Credit Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/MCT / Landov

President Obama has won re-election in a sweep that ended the night before the count was completed in two key battleground states, Florida and Virginia. By holding the "Midwest firewall" — including Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan — the president handily defeated his challenger.

"This has been a topsy-turvy campaign from beginning to end," says Andrew Kohut, president of Pew Research Center. "And it ended in a topsy-turvy way."

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Election 2012
6:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Voter’s Voices: Mountain Home Seniors Weigh Presidential Candidates

Joyce Scott sits at the I and A desk at the Mountain Home Senior Center
Credit Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

More than 50 seniors drop in for a free buffet-style lunch on a recent Friday at the Mountain Home Senior Center.  Everyone signs in with Joyce Scott. “I sit at the I and A desk. That’s information and assistance is what this is about.”

Her husband served at Mountain Home Air Force Base.  She worked there too, as a civilian. “I’ve been here 41 years, almost 42 years. We came here with the military, my husband was military. And we’ve been here ever since."

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Election 2012
11:46 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Romney’s 47 Percent Includes A Whole Lot Of Idahoans

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The Tax Policy Center

According to the Tax Policy Center Idaho has the 10th largest share of tax filers who don’t pay federal income taxes.

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Election 2012
4:32 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Idaho Schools Chief Named Adviser To Mitt Romney

Tom Luna

Idaho schools superintendent Tom Luna has a new role in Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Luna has been named an education policy advisor to Romney.  Luna has been one of Romney’s biggest Idaho supporters throughout the primary process and says he’s advised the former governor informally. Romney laid out his education priorities in a speech in Washington Wednesday. Nearly everything he talked about is part of Luna’s Students Come First public education laws that passed the Idaho Legislature last year.

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4:37 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Labrador Holds Second Conversation With Conservatives

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador participated in what's called "Conversations with Conservatives" Tuesday. It was the second in a new monthly event for Congress’s most conservative Republicans. Labrador is one of the organizers along with Tim Huelskamp of Kansas and Jeff Landry of Louisiana. Today Labrador had some advice for Mitt Romney. Labrador said if Romney gets the Republican nomination for president he’ll need help from the people involved with Conversations for Conservatives.