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Former Massachussetts governor Mitt Romney launched his 2012 presidential bid by casting himself as the candidate most capable of solving America’s economic problems. Romney’s financial expertise gave him unique value to Republicans following his failed 2008 presidential bid as government bailouts, spending and deficits overshadowed social issues like abortion rights and gay marriage.

But it’s unclear whether Romney can broaden his appeal and capture the enthusiasm of the surging, anti-establishment tea-party activists as he runs again in 2012.

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Mitt Romney headlines Christie birthday fundraiser

(Julio Cortez / Associated Press)

Former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney drew a sharp contrast between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Barack Obama at a fundraiser Wednesday night in honor of Christie’s 52nd birthday.

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Former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is in New Jersey to attend a fundraiser in honor of Gov. Chris Christie.

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The GOP’s tall order for broader appeal in 2016

(Mike Spencer / AP)

Can Chris Christie, or anyone else, transform the party’s appeal in 2016?

 

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