Romney in for Roberts in OP Monday
October 21, 2014

(AP) – Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to campaign for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in suburban Kansas City next week, the latest national figure working to save the embattled three-term incumbent.

Romney is to headline a rally with Roberts next Monday at the Prairie Fire shopping and residential complex in Overland Park.

In a statement, Romney calls Roberts “a conservative champion for Kansas.” The former Massachusetts governor has also endorsed Senate nominees in battlegrounds such as Colorado, Iowa and Louisiana.

Romney in recent weeks has stepped back into the limelight, acting as a national GOP leader in a party searching for one.

Roberts is facing independent candidate Greg Orman, an Olathe businessman, in what has become a surprisingly competitive race in GOP-heavy Kansas.

Caucus Countdown: Romney Campaign Pick’s Up Support of Iowa Legend, Bob Ray
December 2, 2011

(Candidate Mitt Romney meets Former Iowa Governor Bob Ray (right) earlier this year in Des Moines)
Another sign the Mitt Romney campaign is stepping up its game in Iowa.
Romney picked up the endorsement of an Iowa Republican political legend, former Governor Bob Ray.
Ray seemed to be Iowa’s governor for life. He was in office from 1969 to1983.
“Mitt Romney would represent America’s values and interests in an uncertain, challenging, and competitive world. With our future in mind, I am proud to support Governor Romney in the caucuses and hope to vote for him next November”, said Ray in a statement released by the campaign.
To some older Iowa Republicans, Ray represents the gold standard of politicians. A combination of public service, lightly spiced with politics.
The Ray endorsement comes just a day after another change in Iowa tactics for the Romney effort. Thursday the campaign started advertising in the state.
Romney campaigned hard in Iowa in 2004, but came in second behind Mike Huckabee. He has not campaigned in Iowa as frequently in 2011.