Romney's Republican Governors Association has already donated $1 million to the state Republican Parties in Florida and Michigan. Iowa's Republican Party got $750,000. Iowa will host the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses in 2008. Michigan is also primed to vote early in 2008. Florida is home to any number of influential donors and activists who are shopping for a 2008 candidate.
Need more evidence? The RGA -- through its independent expenditure arm -- is spending nearly $900,000 on ads touting Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey (R) -- ads that indirectly seek to shore up Romney's legacy in the state." (The Fix)
By the way, Romney has a 48% unfavorable rating in Massachusetts. Also, Healey is down by almost 20% against Deval Patrick.
Also, from The Fix: "the RGA recently registered a political action committee in the Granite State with the intent of backing candidates on the "state and local level," according to the filing with the New Hampshire Secretary of State.
If the RGA spends money in New Hampshire it would be even more evidence of Romney looking out for his 2008 interests. The latest independent poll in the race showed Gov. John Lynch (D) with a 69 percent to 16 percent edge over Republican Jim Coburn."