Romney not running for president in 2016

Mitt Romney 2012_thbby NW Spotlight

The Hill is reporting that Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

The Hill reports “In a call with supporters early on Friday, the former Massachusetts governor said it’s time to ‘give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee.’

In an article in the Oregonian this morning, the Associated Press notes “But in the days since, as Romney tried to rally support for another campaign, he discovered that several of his past supporters and major fundraisers had defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.”