Mitt Romney

State Capitol News
1:29 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

AZ Electoral College Delegates Voted Today

AZ GOP Chairman Tom Morrissey and John Rhodes, sign Electoral College papers casting their vote for Mitt Romney. Both men said they have doubts about President Obama's birth certificate and his right to serve.
Credit Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services

The state's 11 Republican electors formally cast their ballots today for Mitt Romney -- but not before three of them said questions remain about whether Barack Obama was born in this country.

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11:39 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Romney Ad Highlights Ties To Mexico

Craig Romney campaigns for his father Mitt in Spanish.

A new campaign ad for Mitt Romney features his Spanish-speaking son. The spot highlights Romney’s family ties to Mexico.

Craig Romney talks about his grandfather George, who was born in Chihuahua, Mexico.

The Romney family fled to Mexico in the 1880s to avoid anti-polygamy laws. In a January interview with Univision, Mitt Romney said it would be “disingenuous” of him to claim Mexican heritage. So why shine a light on those connections now?

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State Capitol News
4:00 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

AZ Secretary of State Won't Check Romney's Birth Certificate

Secretary of State Ken Bennett speaking at a Mitt Romney campaign event in May 2012.
Gage Skidmore

Secretary of State Ken Bennett said today he will not verify the birth records of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, at least not now -- and possibly not ever -- despite an earlier public commitment to do so. 

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State Capitol News
10:40 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Secretary Bennett's Endorsement of Romney Raises Questions

Ken Bennett at a rally for Mitt Romney in Tempe, Arizona, 20 April, 2012
Gage Skidmore

A 2010 comment by Ken Bennett when he was running for secretary of state may be coming back to haunt him. 

During a debate in the 2010 race, Bennett was asked about endorsing something on that year's ballot.

"It's not appropriate for election officials to be taking positions on either the propositions or candidates when we're going to have to conduct the election," he said. 

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State Capitol News
12:41 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Romney May Already Be Leading the AZ Results

The presidential primary is not until Tuesday. But a new survey suggests the results may already be in.

A survey of 515 likely Republican voters on Sunday by Public Policy Polling found Mitt Romney with a 43-26 percent lead over Rick Santorum, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul even farther behind. Potentially more significant, almost half of those questioned had already cast early ballots, with Romney having a nearly 2-1 advantage over Santorum among that group. And Romney leads even among those who are waiting until the last minute.

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State Capitol News
8:48 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Brewer Endorses Romney

Governor Jan Brewer made the announcement Sunday on Meet the Press. The governor said she has been watching all the campaigns but was waiting until seeing the candidates personally at last week's debate in Mesa.

Brewer said Romney handles himself very well.  "But more than that," she said, "he has that pro-business background. And he has that political history that I think he would serve America the best of all the candidates. And so, it was a difficult decision. But I think R..., er, Mitt is by far the person that can go in and win."

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:00 am
Wed February 22, 2012

A Preview of Tonights GOP Presidential Debate

What could be the most important debate among Republican Presidential candidates takes place in Mesa, Arizona tonight. It’s the last debate before Super Tuesday when ten states hold primary elections. 

Terry Ray is enjoying breakfast with his daughter and granddaughter at Liberty Market in downtown Gilbert--about five miles from where the Republican Presidential Debate will take place. The retired probation officer would like to see candidates address what he considers the most pressing issue in Arizona and the nation.

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State Capitol News
1:40 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Santorum Gaining in AZ Primary Race

Rick Santorum appears to have pulled within striking distance of Mitt Romney here with just a week to go to the state's presidential primary. 

The survey by Public Policy Polling finds Romney the choice a 36 percent of likely Arizona Republican voters questioned, with Santorum just three points behind. That's well within the poll's margin of error.

Dustin Ingalls, the poll's assistant director, said that makes Wednesday's debate all that more important.

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8:54 am
Wed February 15, 2012

A Spark of Mormon Dissent in Romney Country

Karen Johnson is a Ron Paul supporter from Linden, Ariz.
Peter O'Dowd

Mitt Romney campaigned in Arizona this week ahead of the state’s Feb. 28 Republican presidential primary. Polls show Romney way ahead in Arizona.

That’s in part because of the state’s large Mormon population.

But there is dissent in a place you might not expect.

In Arizona's White Mountains, an isolated spot between two Indian reservations, Mormon pioneer roots run more than a century deep.

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