Oh, the weary road of the front-runner.
Mitt Romney, who has won both Iowa and New Hampshire in the race to the August nomination, said he’s suffering “envy-oriented attacks” from his rivals following his early winning streak.
Romney won 40 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, followed by Rep. Ron Paul and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, with 23 and 17 percent respectively, according to CBS News.
Various news outlets are reporting that Romney’s opponents are focusing on his experience at Bain Capital. In South Carolina Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry compared the private equity firm to “vultures.”
He told a retiree community in South Carolina that business deals undertaken at Romney’s firm have resulted in job losses, according to the Huffington Post.
The Washington Post is reporting that Romney says these attacks actually highlight his business experience in a time the economy needs help.
Baltimore County Republican Central Committee Chairman Steve Kolbe is among those locally supporting Romney. Kolbe was in New Hampshire last week for business and said he found Romney supporters wherever he went.
The central committee is not endorsing candidates at this time, but Kolbe said it is united behind unseating the current Democratic leadership.