Mitt Romney traveled to Arizona supporting Senator John McCain’s sixth bid for U.S. Senate. Both men spoke in support of each other at the Thursday night event but never mentioned Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once at the event.
The rain was pouring down at Sloan Park, the Chicago Cubs training facility in Mesa for the event. Last minute adjustments were made so supporters could hunker beneath an awning and see the lawmakers on stage.
“Wouldn’t it be nice if John McCain had been in elected in 2008?” Romney asked the crowd.
Once bitter rivals in 2008 for the Republican presidential nominee, both McCain and Romney joined forces, hoping to keep Republicans in Washington.
“We need to have a majority in the U.S. Senate,” said McCain.
They pumped up Republicans, but never talked about Donald Trump.
Romney was one of the first Republicans in the "never Trump” movement after his scathing speech in March, where he called Trump a “fraud” and “phony.”
McCain recently pulled his endorsement of Trump after the video surfaced, where Trump bragged about being touchy with women.
“I don’t know who is going to win the presidency, but I know this,” said Romney. “Whoever wins, needs someone who’s been in the middle each time and time again.”
McCain is running against Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick.
Her people sponsored their own geo Snapchat filter in Mesa, pushing Kirkpatrick’s support for term limits. They also said McCain “is abandoning principal to save his political career.”
Some of the voters at the event said they would be voting for both McCain and Trump on Election Day. Others said they would only support McCain and could not support Trump, just like their senator.
Romney and McCain have another event planned Friday, November 4th. They will hold a business panel discussion about the economy in Chandler at 9:00 a.m.