Romney advisers to meet in Boston Friday

SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 16: Mitt Romney speaks to fellow Republicans at a dinner during the Republican National Committee's Annual Winter Meeting aboard the USS Midway on January 16, 2015 in San Diego, California. Romney is contemplating a possible 2016 presidential run. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

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Mitt Romney.

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s inner circle is planning to meet in Boston Friday, gathering as the former Republican nominee continues to weigh whether to mount a third presidential bid.

Those planning to gather are among the tight-knit group of advisers that has been guiding his political career since 2002 when he ran for Massachusetts governor. They include Beth Myers, his 2008 campaign manager and senior adviser; Eric Fehrnstrom, who has handled communications and messaging; confidant Ron Kaufman; and close friend Bob White.


Also planning to be there are two of the most vocal advocates for another Romney campaign, his finance chairman Spencer Zwick and his oldest son, Tagg. Romney’s core team has remained virtually unchanged, despite calls from some donors for a shakeup in any 2016 campaign operation.

Romney himself is not planning to attend, and one aide cautioned not to read too much into the meeting, saying, “People are meeting all the time.”

The meeting, first reported by National Review, comes a day after Romney met in Utah with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, adding a dose of intrigue to the rapidly budding 2016 GOP presidential primary contest.

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