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Staffer: Mitt Romney not seeking third-party presidential ticket with Sen. Joe Manchin

Nov 10, 2023, 11:00 PM

FILE - Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions confi...

FILE - Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions confirmation hearing in April, 2023, in Washington. Sen. Romney's chief of staff tells KSL TV he does not plan a third party presidential bid for 2024. (Alex Brandon /Associated Press)

(Alex Brandon /Associated Press)

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney is not planning to run for president any time soon.

Romney’s chief of staff confirmed to KSL TV’s Lindsay Aerts that the 2012 presidential candidate is not planning to appear on a third-party bid in 2024 and Romney was not aware of a “Draft Romney Manchin Committee” filing that was opened with the Federal Elections Commission.

That FEC filing came before Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced he would not be running for reelection in 2024. The Associated Press reported that a group was pushing for Manchin to partner with Romney, who is also retiring from the Senate, to seek a third-party presidential bid. That group filed the paperwork to form a formal draft committee on Thursday.

The AP said the draft committee pushing a Manchin-Romney ticket is planning to launch publicly next week along with a new website titled “America Back on Track,” according to a person with direct knowledge of the committee who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity to disclose internal planning ahead of the launch …

Please read Josh Ellis‘ complete story at KSLTV.com.

 

 

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Staffer: Mitt Romney not seeking third-party presidential ticket with Sen. Joe Manchin