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Friday, March 23, 2012

Ann Romney: 'We Didn't Know a Single Republican' |

The following excerpts are from the article Ann Romney: 'We Didn't Know a Single Republican' by Terence P. Jeffrey:

Mitt and Ann Romney "didn't know a single Republican" before Romney decided in late 1993to seek the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts,Mrs. Romney told the Los Angeles Times in a story that was published on Oct. 7, 1994 and that is available nowon the Times' website.

The story was written by Ronald Brownstein, who is now with the National Journal, and was published under the headline: "Kennedy in the Fight of His Life : Is Massachusetts senator obsolete and out of touch, or is he an indispensable resource to his state? Mitt Romney, a businessman, threatens to unseat him after 30 years in Senate."

"When Romney decided to run, Republicans exchanged quizzical looks: 'We didn't know a single Republican when we jumped in in December,' his wife, Ann, says," Brownstein reported.
"As a registered independent, Romney had voted in the Democratic presidential primary in 1992 to support Paul E. Tsongas (though he backed George Bush in the general election, he says)," wrote Brownstein."He briefly considered running for the Senate seat as an independent as well, his wife says, before rejecting the idea as impractical.
"Independence and pragmatism remained at the center of his appeal, though," wrote Brownstein."(Even today, he tries to keep his distance from a national Republican Party still held in some suspicion here: He has refused to sign onto the national GOP 'contract' party leaders are pushing in Washington.)
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