Mitt Romney’s October Kick-off: Campaigns in Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Idaho

Blogging about Mitt Romney is a lot like trying to run with famous racehorse, Seabiscuit. You know you’ll have to work hard to keep up with him, once in awhile you feel like you’re pulling even, then, before you know it, he’s left you four lengths behind – eating dust!

Here’s a catch-up look at a few highlights from Romney’s campaigning of the last week (not a comprehensive week-in-review because there’s simply too much!).

October 1st

› FloridaRomney Wows Crowd at The Villages, FL

Romney campaigns in Florida for Rick Scott and Marco Rubio

October 4th

› Colorado and New Mexico – Romney hits the road for Ken Buck (CO) and Susana Martinez (NM).

Romney says thanks for 600,000 facebook likes with Susana Martinez in NM:

October 5th

› Arizona – Romney participates in a luncheon fundraiser for GOP candidates Paul Gosar, Jesse Kelly, Ben Quayle, and David Schweikert.

› UtahMitt Romney Endorses Gov. Herbert, Speaks of Political Future

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October 6th

› Idaho
Idaho Falls
– Romney speaks to business leaders at Melaleuca on behalf of Gov Otter.

Boise – Romney speaks again for Gov Otter.

› Nevada – Romney stumps for GOP candidates in Las Vegas including NV Lt. Gov Brian Krolicki, U.S. Congress candidate Joe Heck. Later, he headlined a fundraiser for NV gubernatorial hopeful Brian Sandoval.

Nevada News Bureau 10/6/10 – Romney and Heck comment while touring Las Vegas Color Graphics:

National Review online:

Romney brushed aside questions about his future political plans, saying he is concentrating on helping get people like Heck, Krolicki, Sharron Angle, and gubernatorial candidate Brian Sandoval elected.
In a statement that gave a glimpse of a future campaign that would appeal to angry Tea Party types, Romney went out of his way to admit that Republicans are in part responsible for the huge federal deficits and runaway government spending, while distancing himself from those decisions.

“We spent too much. We allowed government to get too big when we were in charge. I didn’t happen to be part of that team, but I think that has been a real issue,” said Romney.

UPDATE 10/8/10 – Read Gov Romney’s blog: Traveling to Las Vegas for Joe Heck and Brian Krolicki


Romney is a racehorse.

Hope he runs for president.

H/t: Frank for Romney Wows Crowd at the Villages link and Bosman for ID videos.
Double h/t: Frank and Bosman for all-around Romney info sharing.

► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Romney Endorses Idaho GOP Candidates: Otter, Crapo, Simpson, and Labrador

Emphasizing the need for leaders who oppose the culture of out-of-control spending, higher taxes, and unsustainable debt, Mitt Romney has endorsed four GOP Idaho candidates. Governor Butch Otter, Senator Mike Crapo, Congressman Mike Simpson, and ID State Rep Raul Labrador have Romney’s backing. Funds totaling $15,000 from Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC will go to their campaigns. 

Governor Romney, thanks for working over-time and giving so much!    

Romney Announces Idaho Endorsements

Today, Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC announced the endorsement of the following four Idaho candidates and that it is sending them a total of $15,000 in contributions. 

Governor Butch Otter: Butch Otter currently serves as Governor of Idaho and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit Mike Crapo: Mike Crapo currently serves the people of Idaho in the U.S. Senate and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit

Congressman Mike Simpson: Mike Simpson currently represents the 2nd Congressional District of Idaho and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit

Raul Labrador: Raul Labrador, an Idaho State Representative and successful small businessman, is running to represent the 1st Congressional District of Idaho. For more information about him and his campaign, visit

The PAC also announced that it is sending Governor Otter and Senator Crapo each a $5,000 contribution, and that it is sending Congressman Simpson and Raul Labrador each a $2,500 contribution. 

“Rather than focusing on getting our economy back on track, far too many of our leaders are more interested in promoting policies that will expand the size of government and drive us further into debt. We need leaders who will stand up to the culture of higher spending, higher taxes, and higher debt, and that is why I am proud to endorse Governor Otter, Senator Crapo, Congressman Simpson, and Raul Labrador,” said Romney. 

These endorsements are another in a series of state rollouts of the PAC’s 2010 endorsements, which are aimed at electing conservative candidates who will work to lower taxes and spending, restore commonsense principles to healthcare and get our economy moving again. As part of this program, Romney’s PAC also has announced endorsements in Ohio, Missouri, California, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Nevada, Illinois, Georgia, Texas, and Indiana.