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Romney To Announce Presidential Run June 2 In Stratham, NH

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Former Massachusetts Gov. MItt Romney works the tables like a presidential candidate Sunday, March 6, 2011 in Bartlett, N.H, where he was the keynote speaker at the Carroll County Republican Committee Lincoln Day Dinner. This time Romney has a clear pitch: I'm the strongest Republican to challenge President Barack Obama on the country's single biggest issue, the economy. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Former Massachusetts Gov. MItt Romney works the tables like a presidential candidate Sunday, March 6, 2011 in Bartlett, N.H, where he was the keynote speaker at the Carroll County Republican Committee Lincoln Day Dinner. This time Romney has a clear pitch: I’m the strongest Republican to challenge President Barack Obama on the country’s single biggest issue, the economy. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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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.

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