Romney sports pickup at NH political fundraiser

August 6, 2010

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BOSTON—A pickup-driving image helped put Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate, so is Mitt Romney hoping it will drive him to the White House?

The 2008 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor drove a beat-up pickup to a New Hampshire fundraiser Thursday night. He's also driven it to other political events as he weighs another run in 2012.

Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom (FERN'-strum) says Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002 and uses it for errands around his New Hampshire lakeside vacation home.

Fehrnstrom says Romney isn't trying to emulate Brown or his upset victory in January, when he claimed the seat held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Fehrnstrom says if Romney runs again, the preferred mode of travel will be the "Mitt Mobile" -- the RV his sons drove across the country in 2008.

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