Former Senator Looking Beyond

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Thursday, February 01 2007 Feb 1, 2007 Thursday, February 01, 2007 1:39:49 PM CST February 01, 2007 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Senator Jim Talent of Missouri is backing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination. A Romney statement today said Talent will serve as domestic policy task force chairman for Romney's presidential exploratory committee. Talent lost his bid for re-election last year to Democrat Claire McCaskill. Earlier this month, he was also named a distinguished fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington. At the Heritage Foundation, Talent will specialize in military readiness and welfare reform issues. One of his major objectives is to raise awareness about funding the military in times of peace and war. He hasn't said if he'll get back into politics.

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