By Henry Decker

Report: Tagg Romney Considering Senate Run

February 4, 2013 12:49 pm Category: Memo Pad 9 Comments A+ / A-
Report: Tagg Romney Considering Senate Run

According to The Boston Herald, Tagg Romney — the eldest son of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney — is considering a run for Senate.

Massachusetts Republicans are in desperate need of a candidate for the June 25 special election now that former senator Scott Brown has decided not to run. Two other prominent Bay State Republicans — former governor William Weld and former state senator Richard Tisei — also declined to get into the race this weekend, leaving a void that Romney could fill.

Romney, who lives in the Boston suburb of Belmont, currently runs the hedge fund Solamere Capital, LLC. He previously served as a high-profile advisor and surrogate to his father’s 2012 presidential campaign. His time on the campaign trail is perhaps best remembered for his remark that he’d like to “take a swing” at President Obama for calling his father a liar during the presidential debates.

“There is no doubt that Tagg Romney, if he decides to run, could be a shining knight to crestfallen Republicans who had set their hopes on Brown,” the Herald writes of Romney’s chances.

There is good reason to doubt Romney’s political prospects in deep-blue Massachusetts, however. In the November election, President Obama trounced Mitt Romney by 23 points in the state, strongly suggesting that the Romney name would provide Tagg no help in a Senate race.

Furthermore, like his father, Tagg Romney’s controversial business history could come back to haunt him in a campaign. In 2009, Romney partnered with three North Carolina investors who are facing a lawsuit in connection to the $8 billion Stanford Financial Group Ponzi scheme, helping them to form a new company. As Lee Fang reported in The Nation, Romney’s firm then lied to reporters about his connection to the Ponzi scheme-linked group. Massachusetts Democrats, having repeatedly proven the effectiveness of attacking Mitt Romney’s business deals, would certainly deploy the same tactic against Tagg Romney.

Whoever Republicans end up nominating, will likely begin the race trailing the winner of the Democratic primary, which is currently a one-on-one contest between representatives Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch.

UPDATE: According to The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot, Romney won’t run — although was seriously considering entering the race.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B6RROC4IUESHT322QS5VJVPYRM Lynda

    Seems to me that he has his sights set just a little too high. Following his father around the country is not by itself a good qualification training ground for the job of Senator. Then again he is probably as qualified as most of the GOP members of the old body.

  • doninsd

    I’m curious as to which universe the Romneys inhabit. To seriously think any one of them could successfully run for office above township level, they obviously don’t live in ours. As I’ve posted elsewhere: His campaign theme should be “Another One Bites The Dust”.

  • elizh

    I wonder what remains of the Romney brand in MA (considering it just roundly voted down both Romney Sr. and Sen. Brown.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Jones/827014412 Daniel Jones

    Considering what the Bush League has been reduced to, why would anyone Tagg Romney based on brand name?

  • http://www.cafepress.com/bulliesforromney Bullies For Romney

    Such a campaign will continue to breathe life into the Bullies for Romney Superpac, I’m sure…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vera-Kwaayesnama-Skorupski-Skor/100000085106945 Vera Kwaayesnama Skorupski Sko

    Oh! Good! Has he started buying the voting machines in Mass?

  • Diogenes67

    Are any of Sarah Palin’s kids interested? If we can’t have Tagg will Trig or Track do?

  • http://twitter.com/ljgarb Lois Garbisch

    Just answer one question: WHY?

  • nobsartist

    Just what the republiCON party needs. Another gay moron.

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