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Romney Eyed as Next NRSC Chairman

He is set to announce his Senate plans on Feb. 15.

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 5, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

“According to a Republican donor with direct knowledge, Senate GOP leaders have expressed an early interest in having” Mitt Romney succeed Sen. Cory Gardner “as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.”

“On Thursday afternoon, Gardner placed a call to a GOP donor, and said that he and Senate leadership ‘liked Romney’ for the NRSC post.”

“On the call, the source said, Gardner admitted it was an atypical move—ushering a junior senator into a leadership role immediately following his election. But Romney is an atypical candidate, a former presidential nominee who enjoys the respect of the GOP establishment and donor class, and a traditional Republican who often acts as a sharp ideological foil to President Trump.”

Romney is set to make an announcement about his Senate plans on Feb. 15. (The Atlantic)

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