STRATHAM, NH (CBS) – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is about to officially join the race for president. Romney’s spokesperson confirmed to WBZ-TV that the announcement will come next Thursday in New Hampshire.
According to Romney’s Twitter account, he’ll make it official at a noontime barbecue at Scamman Farm farm in Stratham.
WBZ-TV Political Editor Jon Keller offers his insight
Romney is not the first candidate to officially throw his hat in the ring, but he will be the first this election cycle to make the announcement in New Hampshire. New Hampshire has the honor of holding first primary in the nation each election.
Romney finished second in New Hampshire during the 2008 Republican primary behind Sen. John McCain.