Mitt, Ann and Tagg Romney at the Oct. 11, 2011 Republican primary debate at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. (Melina Mara/Washington Post)

A new story line about the dynamics within the Romney campaign depicts Tagg Romney and his mother Ann Romney wrenching control of Mitt Romney’s once-faltering candidacy from paid strategists. But Tagg Romney, who recounted the debate scene to a Republican well-wisher at an event in Bristow, Va., Thursday, insists the conspiracy theories aren’t true.

Those stories, he said, are “more fairy tale than truth” and insisted there was “no palace coup. I have every confidence in all the guys and gals running the shop, and they know it.” [...] 

“I’ve been on the road constantly if you look at my Twitter feed,” Tagg Romney said, a touch defensively. “I’ve only been at headquarters once in the last 10 weeks. The intervention was news to me.”

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