Romney gearing up for 2012?

Mitt Romney, who came up short in his race for the Republican presidential nomination this year, appears to be preparing for another run.

By Alex Koppelman
December 8, 2008 10:40PM (UTC)
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Mitt Romney isn't done yet. The former governor of Massachusetts, who made an unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination this year, appears to be getting ready for another campaign in 2012.

The Boston Globe took a look at the expenditures made by Free and Strong America, a political action committee Romney started with the express goal of helping other Republican candidates. The Globe found, though, that "only 12 percent of the money has been spent distributing checks to Romney's fellow Republicans around the country."


So where has the money been going? According to the Globe, "to support Romney's political ambitions, paying for salaries and consulting fees to over a half-dozen of Romney's longtime political aides... he spent $244,000 on contributions to congressional and other candidates between April and the November elections. He has spent more than twice as much on staff salaries and contracts to hire professional fund-raisers, who are compiling contributor lists that will serve Romney well in a future presidential campaign."

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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