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Romney's house has its own lobbyist


Romney's plans to renovate his $12 million beachfront villa (pictured) outside of San Diego also include a 3,600-square-foot basement and a car elevator. [Politico]

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Romney jokes about layoffs


Talking by conference call with thousands of Wisconsin voters, a jokey Romney recounted how his father George, an American Motors executive, once shut down a factory in Michigan and moved the work to Wisconsin. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

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Romney touts Santorum as possible press secretary


Appearing on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Romney was asked for a one-word description of Santorum. He replied, "Um, press secretary," a nod to a testy exchange Santorum had recently with a New York Times reporter.  [Reuters]

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Romney made fun of John Kerry's big house


In a 2004 speech, Romney, who is building a gargantuan beach house in California, said of Kerry: "There's a Senator from my state who wants to get elected President. I don't know why he would want to do that, because he would have to move into a smaller house." [BuzzFeed]

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Arlen Specter likens Romney to a porn star


The former moderate Republican (and later Democratic) Pennsylvania senator, who now performs standup comedy, told the hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe, "Mitt Romney has changed positions more often than a pornographic movie queen." [Huffington Post]

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