Source: Nick Wing / The Huffington Post
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is set to return to the Republican spotlight next month, when he delivers a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, National Review reports, citing unnamed sources familiar with the event’s itinerary.
“This is really an opportunity for Governor Romney to thank all his supporters and friends,” a senior Romney aide tells National Review.
Romney has been a popular figure at CPAC in years past. He won the event’s prestigious straw poll in four of the past six years, with former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul winning in 2010 and 2011.
But he has kept a low profile since losing the November election. Romney was notably absent from Washington, D.C., during President Barack Obama’s inauguration, reportedly choosing to remain at his beach home in La Jolla, Calif. Romney and his wife, Ann, returned to Washington last month to attend a luncheon in their honor and address former supporters.
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