Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, will be no ordinary freshman senator. He is expected to use his national profile and formidable fundraising network to collect chits and help elect Republicans across the country. Believe in America PAC and Team Mitt, a Romney-backed joint fundraising committee, were set up immediately after the Nov. 6 midterm election. Both vehicles can be used to send donations to GOP candidates.
Romney has made little secret that he intends to use his outsize profile as senator. Prior to the election, he backed an array of Republican candidates in races up and down the ballot.
Tuesday’s event provides a window into how the former GOP nominee will use his profile and deep connections as senator. Organizing the event are Michael McCollum Adams and Lauren Hamel, both of whom served as top fundraisers for outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan, Romney’s 2012 running mate.
No ordinary freshman senator indeed. In fact, how many freshman senators will give sternly worded disagreements with Donald Trump’s tone while voting for every single part of Trump’s agenda? Someone has to fill Jeff Flake’s role! And I believe in Mittens!!!
Meanwhile, I don’t really see how Romney is somehow more connected or has a higher profile now than he has basically forever. Yes, he’s now a senator. That changes what for him? He has to show up for work? But Beltway reporters always saw Mitt as a Republican Daddy they could love. The media fawning over him is going to get gross.