Mitt Romney has a 55-yr-old nephew running for CO gov. – against cousin of G.H.W. Bush

Mitt Romney has a 55-yr-old nephew running for CO gov. – against cousin of G.H.W. Bush
It's on. Robinsons (Romney) to the left, Stapletons (Bush) to the right. (Images: campaign/political material from Robinson, Stapleton websites; Robinson via Denver Post)

[Ed. – I’m kind of stuck back on that “Mitt Romney has a 55-year-old nephew” thing.  I guess Romney is 70 himself.  Walker Stapleton, meanwhile, is Bush 41’s cousin — technically a first cousin once removed.]

Mitt Romney’s nephew Doug Robinson is running for governor of Colorado.

The former investment banker declared his candidacy for the 2018 race in a letter sent Monday to Republican activists and later confirmed the bid in an interview with The Denver Post.

“The reason I’m running and the reason I’m the best candidate for the job is simple — I know how to get things done,” Robinson wrote in the letter ahead of an official campaign launch Friday.

A first-time candidate, Robinson, 55, is touting himself as an outsider in an increasingly crowded field of current and former elected officials. …

His entry into the Republican contest will add national attention as a proxy fight between two prominent political families. State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, a relative of former President George H.W. Bush, is poised to enter the governor’s race in coming months.

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