Romney Out West: CO & ID Today, Tops CA Poll, Names NV Campaign Co-Chairs

Governor Romney is continuing western work

After spending time in *Nevada last week, he’s in Colorado today. Then, he’ll be heading to California for a few days and will be in Utah on June 24th.

Here’s a look at early good news for Romney from The Golden State..

Mitt Romney fares well in California Field Poll

Mitt Romney is getting some good news as he arrives to spend three days fundraising in California this week: He holds a solid lead over his 2012 GOP presidential rivals among the state’s Republican voters, a new Field Poll shows.

Romney is preferred by 25 percent of registered GOP voters, giving the former Massachusetts governor a double-digit lead over each of his challengers.[…]

Mitt Romney – 25 %
Rudy Giuliani – 17 %
Sarah Palin – 10%
Ron Paul – 7%
Newt Gingrich – 6%
Herman Cain – 6%
Rick Perry – 5%
Michele Bachmann – 4%
Tim Pawlenty – 3%
Rick Santorum – 2%
Jon Huntsman – 1%

Romney’s closest competition comes from two candidates who haven’t even joined the race to deny Democratic President Obama a second term: former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (17 percent), and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (10 percent). If Giuliani is taken out of the field, Romney’s lead widens – to 30 percent and a more than 2-to-1 lead over Palin at 12 percent in second position, the poll shows.

The poll was taken June 3-13 among 950 registered voters, including 322 registered Republicans. The margin of error is 3.3 percentage points on the general sample, and 5.7 percentage points on the GOP sample.

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*Nevada News (6/17/11)…

Mitt Romney returns to Las Vegas for fundraiser

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is staying close to Nevada’s GOP leaders.

The former Massachusetts governor returned Friday to Las Vegas to collect more campaign donations during a $2,500-per-person fundraiser at a Lawry’s restaurant.

He also named Congressman Joe Heck and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki as his Nevada campaign co-chairs.

Krolicki told reporters at the fundraiser that Romney is best positioned among the Republican presidential hopefuls to fix the economy.
He is the only major GOP presidential contender focusing on Nevada so far. He has made several visits to the Silver State in recent months.

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UPDATE – Romney is also touring The Gem State today:

Associated Press

Romney attended a private campaign fundraiser breakfast in downtown Boise Monday morning before heading off to another event in Idaho Falls.

Romney is no stranger to Idaho. In the last presidential election cycle, Romney made several stops to the Gem State to raise money and support in his bid for the GOP nomination.

The Spokesman-Review reports that Romney also announced his statewide steering committee. The list includes Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, among other top Idaho Republicans.

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9 Responses to Romney Out West: CO & ID Today, Tops CA Poll, Names NV Campaign Co-Chairs

  1. Marilyn says:

    RE: Don’t Count Out the Reaganesque Pawlenty – Neil Reynolds, Globe & Mail

    There’s nothing whatsoever Reaganeque about Pawlenty.

    Hmmmm, Giuliani coming in, in second place in CA. What’s up with that? Why?

  2. Crystal says:

    I’m in CA, and there are a lot of people that have not forgotten how well Giuliani handled 911 .. particularly in sharp contrast with Obama. Many CA’ians don’t mind his stance on social issues. It’s okay, though, even if Rudy runs, he won’t last to Super Tuesday.

  3. Marilyn says:

    Bad press, from the U.K., that I definitely do not agree with!

  4. Graham says:

    We like Mitt in NV. Ready for round 2.

  5. Marilyn says:

    Why the jobs situation is worse than it looks.

    “We are in the middle of a modern depression.”

  6. Marilyn says:
    I can’t begin to say how very much I hate the selling off of America [to foreign investors]. We are going in the wrong direction, the One World direction. Soon, there won’t be any such thing as a “nation-st­ate” because no nation will be sovereign within its own borders. Because of so-called “Free trade” we are already forced to answer to the unfair WTO. We’ll be run by the one corporatio­n that makes it too the top.

  7. Marilyn says:

    “Globalization is basically running out of control.”

  8. Peter says:

    Liberals fear that Romney will be able to make a strong case against re-electing President Obama!

  9. Gloria Smith says:

    Our country is heading in the wrong direction. I believe Mitt Romney can turn it around. My family and I voted for Mitt in 2008 and we will vote for him again this time . We will be waiting for Mitt to come to New Mexico.