Romney Hid Governor Records

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Republican presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses while speaking during a town hall event in Peterborough, N.H., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.

For now, the 1,000 pages of dirt Nancy Pelosi said she’d dig up on Newt Gingrich will likely take a back seat to the latest news surrounding Mitt Romney. Reuters has learned that Romney went to great lengths to hide his records as governor of Massachusetts, spending nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term before launching an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. State officials say the move was legal, but acknowledge laws are vague when it comes to technology. Before he left office, Romney’s staff had emails deleted from state servers, erasing much of the internal documentation from his four-year tenure as governor.