Mitt Romney

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2015 file photo, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, hugs N.J. Gov. Chris Christie on the floor of the House Chamber at the Statehouse in Boston before inaugural ceremonies for Charlie Baker. A shake-out among fiery conservatives with White House ambitions was always a sure thing. It appears the competition among the more establishment-minded GOP candidates for president will end up just as fierce.. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

By Michael Smolens
Jan. 13, 2015

Mitt Romney, who recently said he’s strongly considering a third run for president, plans to speak at the Republican National Committee winter meetings in San Diego this week.

The RNC said Romney, who owns a house in La Jolla, will address party officials Friday night at a committee event aboard the USS Midway Museum docked in San Diego Bay.

Earlier that day, another prospective 2016 presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, is expected to appear at an RNC luncheon at the Hotel del Coronado, where the winter meetings are being held. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer will also be featured at the luncheon, according to the RNC.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, lost to President Barack Obama in 2012 and ran in the Republican presidential primaries in 2008 when Obama was first elected. He also unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in 1994 against Democratic incumbent Ted Kennedy.

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