Thursday, November 30, 2006


November 29, 2006 - Governor Mitt Romney’s Commonwealth PAC today announced Eric Tanenblatt has been added to its Southern Advisory Team and will focus particularly in Georgia. In addition, Tanenblatt will lead the Georgia Finance Team for the PAC.

“As the Commonwealth PAC continues to look for ways to assist Republican organizations on the state and local levels, I’m pleased to have such a fine team in Georgia,” Romney said. “Eric Tanenblatt has proven to be a very successful political operative in Georgia for nearly two decades. I appreciate his willingness to lead our Georgia team.”

Tanenblatt said, “Governor Romney has a refreshing optimistic vision for America. His experience tackling challenging issues in his business career, at the '02 Olympics and most recently as Governor, demonstrates his ability to lead in difficult times. I appreciate this opportunity with the Commonwealth PAC.”

Eric Tanenblatt is a Senior Managing Director at McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP. He was the Finance Chair for Governor Sonny Perdue’s 2006 successful re-election campaign. He was also the Georgia Victory Chair and Bush Ranger in the 2004 cycle. From 2003 to 2004, Tanenblatt served as Governor Perdue’s Chief of Staff. In 2000, he was the Georgia State Chairman for President Bush’s campaign. Prior to that, he served as Senior Political Advisor to the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell from 1989 to 2000.

Other members of the Commonwealth PAC’s Georgia Finance Team include:

Nancy Coverdell, wife of the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell

Fred Cooper, Chairman of the G8 Summit Host Committee in 2004, Bush Pioneer in 2004, Georgia Victory Chair in 2002, General Chairman for Bush 2000, Georgia State Chairman for George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign in 1988 and 1992, and a successful businessman (Cooper Capital) and longtime Republican leader.

James Edenfield, Georgia Victory Chair in 2006, Bush Pioneer in 2004, Bush Finance Chair in 2000, and Chief Executive Officer of American Software.

Joe Rogers, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Waffle House, a successful businessman and longtime Republican fundraiser.

Copied from Mitt Romney's Commonwealth PAC.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006


November 27, 2006 - Governor Mitt Romney’s Commonwealth PAC today announced that long-time South Carolina political strategist J. Warren Tompkins, III has joined the PAC in a Senior Advisor for the Southeast region.

“Few people know the Southeastern political landscape better than Warren Tompkins,” Romney said. “I am pleased that he has joined our team. For nearly 20 years he has been an influence in South Carolina and the region.”

J. Warren Tompkins, III is a long time political strategist who has helped with many local, state and national races. Tompkins burst onto the political scene in 1978 by helping re-elect South Carolina’s Senior Senator, Strom Thurmond. In 1980, the Reagan-Bush campaign sought Tompkins’ advice and made him the campaign’s Executive Director for South Carolina – a role he would repeat in 1984.

Following his work for Reagan’s campaign in 1980, Tompkins was appointed Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party in 1981. Under his leadership voter registration exploded and the number of Republican Legislators in the South Carolina Statehouse doubled. In 1986, then Congressman Carroll Campbell tapped Tompkins to help him become only the state’s second Republican governor.

In 1988, Tompkins was a strategist for George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign.

More recently, Tompkins helped Lindsey Graham win the U.S. Senate seat once held by Strom Thurmond. He also advised Senator Jim DeMint’s successful campaign for the Senate. In 2004, Tompkins was the Atlantic Region Chair for the Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign.

For the Commonwealth PAC, Tompkins will serve as a Senior Advisor for the Southeastern Region as the PAC shifts its focus to help state and local Republican organizations following the mid-term elections.

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Monday, November 06, 2006

Mitt Romney On The Issues: "Illegal Immigration"

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney

"O'REILLY: Would you build a wall between Mexico and the United States and would you put the National Guard on the border?

ROMNEY: Absolutely. We'd put the National Guard there because we don't have the wall yet. You have to have a wall or a fence or electronic surveillance. And you have to have a tamper-proof document to make sure that people who are here are aliens are identified and registered, and people can not hire them unless they're here legally."

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"Immigration has been an important part of our nation's success. The current system, however, puts up a concrete wall to the best and brightest, yet those without skill or education are able to walk across the border. We must reform the current immigration laws so we can secure our borders, implement a mandatory biometrically enabled, tamper proof documentation and employment verification system, and increase legal immigration into America."

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Michigan 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination Polls

Some polls of intrest.

Michigan Poll (11/02/06)
16. For the 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination whom would you support? (Republicans Only)
John McCain 37%
Rudy Giuliani 24%
Mitt Romney 16%
Newt Gingrich 5%
Bill Frist 1%
George Allen 1%
George Pataki 1%
Rick Santorum 1%
Chuck Hagel 1%
Undecided 13%

Michigan Poll (11/06/06)
16. For the 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination whom would you support? (Republicans Only)
John McCain 33%
Rudy Giuliani 25%
Mitt Romney 17%
Newt Gingrich 6%
Bill Frist 1%
George Allen 1%
George Pataki 1%
Rick Santorum 1%
Chuck Hagel 1%
Undecided 14%

The results for the 4-day period:

John McCain -4%
Rudy Giuliani +1%
Mitt Romney +1%
Newt Gingrich +1%
Bill Frist 0%
George Allen 0%
George Pataki 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Chuck Hagel 0%
Undecided +1%

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Mitt Romney's Alaskan fishing trip has presidential overtones

Read about it at the Boston Globe.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

White House 2008 Race Rankings

The race rankings got an update today. John McCain is still in 1st, and Mitt Romney in 2nd.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Romney's Judicial Apointments and Philosophy: No, it's not the "pro-gay rights", "pro-activist picture" painted by some

Jeff of Iowans for Romney must have spent a lot of time on "this" post to his blog.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Romney: Independent panel may be best fix for Social Security

Read about why Mitt Romney said that at the Gazette Online.

Schools should use English, Massachusetts Gov. Romney says

Mitt Romney said that “if your going to be successful in America, you have to speak the language of the land”. Read about it at the Des Moines Register.