The Washington Times - July 2, 2013, 08:57AM

Mitt Romney was against a presidential run before he was for it — and so was a good chunk of this family.

That is one of the tidbits that reporter Dan Balz shares in his new book about the 2012 presidential campaign, called “Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America.”


Mr. Balz writes that the Romney family voted in 2010 against the former Massachusetts governor running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012.

The final tally was 10-2, with Mr. Romney voting against the idea.

The New York Times unearthed the story in 2012, reporting that Ann, his wife, and Tagg, his eldest son, cast the two votes in support of another White House bid.

It marked a dramatic shift from 2006 when the family voted unanimously in favor of a run.