Massacre in Colorado! Mitt Romney Releases Statement

UPDATE - Governor Romney spoke on the Aurora, CO shooting at a previously-scheduled campaign event event today in Concord, New Hampshire. Romney and Obama both cancelled campaigning for the day.

Early morning scene outside the Century 16 Movie Theaters in Aurora, Colorado. (Photo U.S. News)


Governor Mitt Romney’s statement on this morning’s tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado:

Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the lives of 15 people in Colorado and injured dozens more. We are praying for the families and loved ones of the victims during this time of deep shock and immense grief. We expect that the person responsible for this terrible crime will be quickly brought to justice.”

Livesteam updates may be viewed here. (UPDATE 5:42 AM PT: Livestream link has been updated - refresh page then click on link).

MRC offers our thoughts and prayers for all affected by this horrific tragedy.

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Romney Packs the House in Denver, Hauls in Colorado Endorsements

Mitt Romney stopped by a packed Brewery Bar IV in Aurora, Colorado for about an hour on Monday afternoon to give a short speech, meet briefly with several small business owners, and meet and greet supporters.

Mitt mingles at Brewery Bar IV

I was fortunate enough to be among the 250 or so people crammed into the restaurant. There was certainly no shortage of excitement or enthusiasm from the crowd as Romney stuck to his main campaign theme so far: the economy. He passionately took Obama to task for instituting damaging economic policies and focusing on other pet-projects like card check and ObamaCare. We all cheered loudly when Mitt stated emphatically, “I love capitalism, I love the constitution!” Mitt’s optimism about America’s future is infectious and it’s clear to see that he is sincere about what he says.

Another thing I really appreciate about Governor Romney, is that he makes a priority of meeting his supporters and listening to what they have to say. After briefly meeting with several small business owners yesterday, Mitt started making the rounds. He went all the way around the restaurant to greet everyone who wanted to shake hands, speak with him, or get a photo with the next President. It’s not the first time I’ve seen this with Governor Romney. Clearly this is the norm for Mitt, and I highly respect him for it (but it must drive his staff crazy when they’re trying to get him to leave for the next event). I sincerely hope that you all will have the opportunity to meet Mitt at some point during this campaign because he is even more impressive in person. Thank you to everyone who was able to venture out to the Brewery Bar yesterday, it was a great time!

Monday was a great day for Colorado Romney supporters in other ways too. The campaign announced the endorsements of several prominent Republicans from the Centennial State. Former U.S. Senators Wayne Allard and Hank Brown pledged their support, as did former governor Bill Owens. The current state Attorney General and Treasurer are also backing Mitt.

UPDATE by Jayde: Aurora, CO - Romney sharpens attack on Dodd-Frank financial regulations

Mitt Romney Coming to Denver Area on Monday - I’ll be there!

There is good news for fans of Mitt Romney in the Denver area! The Governor will be making his first visit to Colorado since announcing his candidacy on June 2nd.

After two events in Idaho, Mitt will be heading over to Brewery Bar IV, a local Mexican restaurant in Aurora, on Monday afternoon. This event is just down the road from my house so I will definitely be there! Any supporters are invited to come to this free public event — and I look forward to meeting some of you there:

  • Be there at 4:30 P.M.
  • The Brewery Bar IV is at 6482 S. Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80016. Click here for a map.
  • I currently don’t have much more information than that, but anyone is welcome to contact me with questions at

  • The meet and greet in Aurora is only one of four events for Governor Romney on Monday. Immediately after leaving Brewery Bar IV, Mitt will be attending a fundraiser at the home of a prominent supporter (unfortunately no, it’s not me) in Cherry Hills Village. It’s not surprising that he would visit Colorado early on in the primary season. The Denver Post wrote:

    Romney proved popular in the West in the 2008 presidential primaries. He carried five Western states, including Colorado, where he beat eventual nominee John McCain 59 percent to 19 percent in Colorado’s GOP presidential caucuses while raising millions of dollars in the region.

    Romney made five visits to the state during the 2008 run.

    Bronco Stadium, Boise ID

    As I mentioned earlier, Mitt will begin his busy day in Idaho. First, the GOP front-runner will be attending a breakfast fundraiser at Bronco Stadium in Boise. The stadium is the home of the Boise State University football team and their infamous blue “smurf turf” field. Next on Governor Romney’s itinerary is a luncheon at the Snow Eagle Brewery in Idaho Falls. Mitt has already received the endorsements of two Idaho politicians for 2012: U.S. Senator Jim Risch and Congressman Mike Simpson.

    These fundraising events, and others like it throughout his June cross-country tour, will add to Mitt’s already impressive 2nd quarter financial totals. The final numbers for this fiscal quarter will be available in July.

    -Dave P.