Flap said before that former Massachusett’s Governor and 2008 GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be moving his primary residence to California should he wish to continue his Presidential ambitions.
Well, Mitt did purchase a residence in the San Diego area.
Romney is also maintaining a new home in the San Diego area, where his second eldest son, Matt, lives with his wife and four children; and his wife, Ann, enjoys the warm weather and riding, which is therapeutic for her multiple sclerosis, diagnosed in 1998. She is also recovering from a pre-invasive condition of breast cancer that was treated in December 2008.
But, Mitt has not been very active/visible in California politics and refrained from running for either the United States Senate or for California Governor. Instead, he is supporting his former employee, Meg Whitman to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger.
But sources familiar with Romney’s activities say the Republican, whose 2008 presidential campaign fizzled, intends to make his primary residence at the family vacation home in Wolfeboro, NH, which is also a favorite vacation spot of Romney’s children and grandchildren.
Establishing residency in NH could raise expectations for Romney’s performance in the state’s 2012 primary, but the state is also flush with important contests in the upcoming 2010 midterm elections, where Romney could lend a hand. First and foremost for Republicans, NH will host a critical Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Judd Gregg (R). At this point in the cycle, Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes is the only announced candidate, and with recent trends in the state, the seat is a top target for Democratic pick up. What’s more, Romney’s Wolfeboro home is in the 1st Congressional District, represented by Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who is likely to face a strong Republican challenge by Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta. In both races Romney’s help–and even his vote–could matter.
I don’t think a final decision has been made but New Hampshire is a logical choice since he was Governor of neighboring Massachusetts. However, there are all of those closed GOP primary delegates in California.
In any case, it looks like Romney is preparing for another run for the White House in 2012.
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