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  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to local party activists, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Algona, Iowa. After his presidential bid crashed in 2012, Iowans now have to decide whether to give Perry another spin. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    DEACE: 2016 Iowa caucuses are already underway

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  • Mitt Romney won in a theoretical 2012 rematch with President Obama, as polled by CNN.  (Associated Press)

    Romney would win popular vote in rematch against Obama: CNN poll

    Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney would win the popular vote if a rematch of the 2012 election against President Obama were held today, a CNN/ORC poll has revealed.

  • On the other hand: Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager who helped wealthy clients dodge taxes, now is helping Democrats' campaigns and pushing for taxes on the energy sector. (Associated Press)

    Superdonor Tom Steyer used tax shelters, draws comparisons to attacks on Mitt Romney

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  • ** FILE ** President Obama. (Associated Press)

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  • Former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown announces his plans to run for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Portsmouth, N.H. Brown hopes to unseat U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Big doings in New Hampshire: Scott Brown's 'Kick Off with Mitt'

    The big moment has arrived for Scott Brown. On Wednesday, he'll receive the glittering endorsement and kindly nod from Mitt Romney himself as the sun sets upon a picturesque New Hampshire farm, a powerful jumpstart for Mr. Brown's quest for the U.S. Senate seat in the Granite State.

  • Politics brings Mitt Romney back to New Hampshire

    He insists he's not running for president a third time, but Mitt Romney is campaigning again in New Hampshire.

  • **FILE** Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (right) introduces and congratulates Sen.-elect Scott P. Brown, Massachusetts Republican, at his Boston victory party on Jan. 19, 2010, after he won the seat vacated by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. (Associated Press)

    Mitt Rommey to endorse Scott Brown

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  • Not quite done with politics? Mitt Romney tops 14 other contenders in a new presidential poll and is crowned a "kingmaker" in the press. (Associated Press)

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    "Mitt Romney? Well, at least he still looks the part," says one New England-based voter who is not surprised with a few startling numbers out of New Hampshire. Garnering 24 percent of the support among likely GOP voters, Mr. Romney led a list of 14 potential Republican presidential hopefuls by a mammoth margin in the Granite State.

  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discusses her new book "Hard Choices" in Toronto on Monday, June 16, 2014. In excerpts published Monday, June 16, 2014, Clinton told weekly German magazine Stern that the U.S. lags behind countries such as Germany, Chile and Brazil because it's never had a woman as head of state or government. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Romney slams Hillary Clinton as 'clueless'

    Showing he's no fan of the possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mitt Romney blasted the former secretary of state as 'clueless,' on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, reported Yahoo news.

  • ** FILE ** Mitt Romney (R) waves to the audience before he speaks at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference held at the Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

    No 2016 White House bid for Romney

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  • ** FILE ** This March 15, 2013, file photo shows former Massachusetts Gov., and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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  • ** FILE ** This March 15, 2013, file photo shows former Massachusetts Gov., and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Chris Christie, Rand Paul among GOP luminaries to meet with Mitt Romney

    Even as the tea party flexes its muscle in midterm primaries, the press continues to murmur that "Romney Republicanism" is alive and well, and that Mitt Romney himself has turned into a kingmaker. He's not done with politics yet, and will underscore his increasingly pivotal role at a powerhouse gathering of Republican and conservative heavyweights most definitely closed to curious journalists. Come Thursday, Mr. Romney hosts a three-day policy summit and "leadership retreat" on his home turf in Utah.

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will join Sen. Rand Paul and other GOP heavyweights at Mitt Romney's upcoming leadership summit. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: Mitt Romney enters 'kingmaker' mode

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  • Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney greets supporters before speaking at a rally for Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst, left, Friday, May 30, 2014, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Romney returns to Iowa to campaign for Ernst

    Mitt Romney returned to Iowa Friday for the first time since he lost the presidential election in 2012 in an effort to showcase U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst to mainstream Republicans, and said he's opening his campaign donor list to the little-known farmer and national guard officer.

  • Mitt Romney

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  • When a Baltimore television crew caught up with both men at a baseball game earlier, Mr. Romney said, "We have a lot of mutual friends and share mutual supporters, and we both governed pretty difficult states and faced fairly hostile legislatures, so we have a lot in common."

    In a Maryland rematch, Ehrlich landing punches →

  • He said Americans who meet Mr. Romney realize that he best understands the country's economic problems and how to fix them.

    Romney's profile, war chest growing →

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