Mitt Romney decides against 2016 White House run

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Former Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney addresses BYU students in a campus devotional on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Matt Bennett)

Former Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney addresses BYU students in a campus devotional in November 2014. (Photo by Matt Bennett)

It’s official — Mitt Romney will not make another run for the White House.

“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney said in a statement, as reported by the Associated Press.

On Jan. 10, the Republican Party’s 2012 nominee told a group of donors in New York that he was considering running in the 2016 election.

In November, Mitt Romney addressed BYU students in a campus forum where he shared lessons he had learned on the campaign trail. The heavily supportive crowd had an audience member yell out in the question and answer session asking if he would run again.

Read the whole Associated Press story here.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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