Mitt Romney building a house in Utah

Mitt Romney is building a new house in Utah, returning to the state where he helped lead the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

From the Deseret News:

Mitt Romney is once again going to have a home in Utah.

"Even though he's lived in different places around the country, I think we all count him as a Utahn. It's nice to see him back home," Romney's longtime friend Fraser Bullock said Wednesday.

Romney is building a new home in the Walker Lane area of Holladay and plans to live nearby while the house is being built, a source told the Deseret News Wednesday. Two of Romney's five sons live in Utah — Josh and Ben.

The two-time GOP presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor plans to split his time "pretty evenly" between Salt Lake City and his homes in La Jolla, Calif., near San Diego and a lakeside resort community in New Hampshire, the source said.

He will also spend time in his Boston apartment, located at his son Tagg's home there. Romney is the chairman of the executive committee of Tagg Romney's Boston-based investment firm, Solamere Capital.

This won't be the first time Romney has had a home in Utah. For years, he owned a Deer Valley vacation home where he stayed while running the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He sold that house in 2009.

Holladay is just southeast of Salt Lake City.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.



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