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Politico: Romney a 'Political Tutor' to 'Favored Candidates'

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 Jul 2015 12:13 PM

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is confabbing with some members of the GOP's 2016 field, offering his takeaways from his failed bid and acting as a "political tutor," Politico reports.

In the past week, Romney has traveled to Maine, where he huddled with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, just days after hosting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at Romney's New Hampshire home.

A few weeks earlier, the Republican elite gathered in Park City, Utah for Romney's annual political summit.

Attendees included declared and undeclared but anticipated Republican presidential candidates seeking "an opening to court the business-friendly, establishment financiers who powered Romney to the nomination in 2012," according to the Washington Post.

Romney allies tell Politico that the politician won't be making any endorsements, but enjoys mentoring his "favored candidates," something he plans to continue until a presumptive nominee emerges.

"His unusually visible foray into the contested primary also enables the 68-year-old Romney to remain relevant in the twilight of his political career," according to the website.

A close Romney ally, who requested anonymity to speak about the governor's mind-set, told Politico that it's been a while since Republicans "had a figure with Romney's pedigree" to consult.

"The one thing that helps more than anything else is having done it before," the source said. "Mitt knows better than anybody what it's like to win and to lose the nomination. They all trust him. It's very unusual to have somebody of his ilk you can call on. We didn't have an ally of that stature to help us, particularly in the summer of '12."

Last month, The Boston Globe characterized Romney as the lone "Republican wise man figure who could wield tremendous influence over the course of the 2016 election."

The newspaper noted that Romney remains a popular figure with Republican moderates.

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