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Tagg Romney Will Not Run For Senate

Submitted by on February 5, 2013 – 10:00 amNo Comment

The possibility of another Romney representing Massachusetts is over almost before it began. Just hours after the Boston Herald reported that Tagg Romney was considering a run for the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry, the Romney scion has issued a statement saying he will not pursue the office.

“I love my home state and admit it would be an honor to represent the citizens of our great Commonwealth,” wrote Tagg. “However, I am currently committed to my business and to spending as much time as I can with my wife and children.”

The Herald hadn’t cited any sources. But a Romney aide had previously confirmed that prominent Republican’s were encouraging Ann Romney to run for the seat.

Tagg was thought to be a major force in both of his father’s failed presidential campaigns, often standing in for Mitt Romney on the campaign trail. In an interview after the election last November, Tagg even stated that he and his mother had to convince his father to run.

Tagg, 42, is the eldest son of the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate. He runs a successful venture capital firm in Boston. Tagg achieved some infamy during the 2012 campaign when he said he wanted to “take a swing” at President Obama.

John Kerry is the newly-appointed Secretary of State, and a special election is being held to fill his seat. Several prominent figures have already bowed out on the Republican side, including former Sen. Scott Brown.

The Democratic field also lacks major names and celebrities; actor and director Ben Affleck earlier dispelled rumors that he would run.

[Image via Scott Olson/Getty Images]

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