Romney road trip may set stage for White House bid

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WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney, having met last weekend in New Hampshire with the staff of his 2008 presidential campaign, is preparing to embark on an aggressive schedule that will take him to more than 25 states in what is seen as a prelude to another possible White House bid.

The two-month itinerary will launch a cycle of politicking for Republican midterm election candidates that will make Romney one of the nation’s most visible politicians in a year when he is not on the ballot.

Tonight Romney will appear at the Taj Boston Hotel to raise money for New Hampshire’s Republican Party, helping to strengthen his bonds with GOP elites in the first-primary state, where his last campaign fizzled after he finished second to Senator John McCain.

Since losing the 2008 Republican nomination, the former Massachusetts governor has sought to reposition himself within the party, de-emphasizing social issues and focusing instead on foreign policy and economic affairs.

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