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With first debate, GOP looks to narrow vast candidate field

...favorite of the wealthy donors and business leaders that populate the establishment wing of the Republican Party. But like Mitt Romney, who filled that role in 2012 before ultimately claiming the nomination, Bush has struggled to break away from the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-06/first-debate-gop-looks-narrow-v
Aiken County a popular stop for Republican candidates before South Carolina's early primary

...Nearly every GOP candidate stopped in Aiken during the 2012 primary season, including Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann.The 2008 Democratic race brought then U.S. Sens. Barack...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-18/aiken-county-popular-stop-repub
Charleston massacre, flag debate put Haley in 2016 political spotlight

...certainly was one for Gov. Haley," said Ted Newton, who helped the team that vetted vice presidential prospects for Mitt Romney in 2012.Newton praised Haley's "skill and grace" in recent weeks.Yet, he said, "The fact that she's in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-15/charleston-massacre-flag-debate-put
Huckabee says SC rebel flag not campaign issue

...debate in South Caro lina, saying it's an issue that should be decided by the state, not the federal government.Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, raised the issue for the party's current presidential field when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-21/huckabee-says-sc-rebel-flag-n
Romney's call for SC Confederate flag removal sets off debate in GOP 2016 class

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, called Saturday for the immediate removal of the Confederate battle flag from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-20/romneys-call-sc-confederate-flag-re
Hardee's CEO says criticism of racy ads welcome

...Q: Speaking of the convention, you're outspoken politically. You write columns and were an economic adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. Any fear of alienating customers?A: It doesn't seem to have impacted the business at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-31/hardees-ceo-says-criticism
Rants & Raves

...WANT TO complain about Hillary Clinton making millions last year. I bet those Republicans didn't say a word about Mitt Romney's millions being stashed outside of the U.S. I also do not hear complaints about the other multimillionaire Republican...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-12/rants-raves
The truth about taxes

...are paying plenty of taxes. It's everyone else who isn't paying enough, including the nearly half of Americans (Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent") who pay no federal income tax at all, and may even be in line for a government check...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-02/truth-about-taxes
Boxing champ Evander Holyfield guest hosts Augusta Boys & Girls Club's annual Burger Battle

...Proceeds from the VIP experience will benefit CharityVision.On May 15, Holyfield will box former presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Salt Lake City in a charity bout. Proceeds will also benefit CharityVision, which aids physicians in developing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-27/boxing-champ-evander-holyfie
Bottom line

...Earlier, he had sounded almost proud of having put forth an untruth on the Senate floor before the 2012 election that Mitt Romney hadn't paid taxes in a decade. When challenged about having made the untrue statement, he expressed no remorse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-17/bottom-line