Mitt Romney, perhaps looking to regain his frontrunner status in the polls, is making an outreach to tea party activists. From CNN:
For the first time, Mitt Romney will headline a major national tea party rally.
On Labor Day the Republican presidential candidate will join the Tea Party Express’ “Reclaiming America” bus tour in Manchester, New Hampshire, organizers tell CNN.The group’s fifth national bus tour kicked off last week in California and will end in Tampa ahead of the CNN/Tea Party Express debate on September 12th. Thirty stops are on the bus tour’s schedule.
Romney’s appearance at the event is significant: he has not headlined any events in the Tea Party Express’ previous four bus tours. Meanwhile, leaders of other tea party groups say they cannot recall any major tea party events that Romney has spoken to or attended since the movement began in 2009.
Full piece — which looks back at Mitt Romney’s history with the Tea Party — here.