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Reports: Mitt Romney says he's considering 2016 presidential bid

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Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

  1. According to multiple reports, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is considering another run for the White House in 2016.
  2. On Friday, Romney told a meeting of Manhattan donors that he was considering running again, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal's Patrick O'Connor and Beth Reinhard. The authors write that Romney "cited unrest overseas" as one reason motivating him.
  3. Earlier this week, Eliana Johnson of National Review reported that Romney confidants said the former governor "is more open to a third presidential bid than ever before."
  4. This news comes as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has launched an unexpectedly early effort to win over top donors and endorsements. It likely moved up Romney's timetable for deciding on a run.

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