Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush among 1st prominent Republicans to recognize Biden's win

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney.
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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) became the first prominent sitting Republican lawmaker to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his projected victory in the presidential race Saturday.

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It's not surprising that Romney was quick to the draw, since the moderate senator is often at odds with President Trump, who has not yet conceded the race.

Some of Trump's old 2016 GOP primary challengers were also swift to pat Biden on the back, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), another frequent Trump critic who backed Biden in the election. Kasich on Saturday called on Democrats to "listen" to the other half of the country. Tim O'Donnell

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