Politics

Five Times Mitt Romney Ran Away From The Republican Party

Mitt Romney is on the verge of winning party's nomination. But back in 1994 and 2002, Romney pitched himself as moderate Republican who broke with party orthodoxy. From the murky depths of the Internet, we bring you five instances of Mitt Romney running away from the Republican Party.

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"I'm not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values. That's not what brings me to the race."

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"I think it's very clear to people across the commonwealth my R doesn't as much for Republican as it does for reform."

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"It's always a burden to have run with R for Republican after your name."

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“People recognize that I am not a partisan Republican, that I’m someone who is moderate, and that my views are progressive.”

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"I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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