Despite selling his only home in Massachusetts, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R) voted last month in the state’s Republican primary to choose a candidate for Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat using his son’s address and has already mailed in a ballot for the Jan. 19 special election.
Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said despite selling his home in Belmont last year, Romney never gave up his Massachusetts residency. When he is in the state he stays with his son Tagg.
Romney, a former governor who ran for president in 2008 and is considering another bid in 2012, made an offer on a condo in Belmont and will close in March.Romney has been campaigning for the Republican candidate Scott Brown.
TPM checked in with Fehrnstrom after speaking with the town clerk in Belmont, Mass., who confirmed that Romney voted in the Dec. 8 special election.
He used an address in Belmont that matches the address of a home where their son Tagg lives.
According to the Boston Herald, Romney sold his six-bedroom home in Belmont for $3.5 million.
A report in the Associated Press last April said Romney sold his home in Utah for $5 million but was keeping a $10 million summer home in New Hampshire and a $12 million home in La Jolla, CA.
Additional reporting by Zachary Roth.