Romney announced he will not run for president in 2016 in a conference call with donors Friday.
There had been much hype over a third potential Romney run for the White House. The former Massachusetts governor had been attempting to win over middle class voters in recent weeks, a sharp contrast to his failed 2012 campaign when he said "47 percent of people" who are dependent on the government would vote for President Barack Obama "no matter what."
So when Romney said he wouldn't pursue a third White House run, Dingell praised the Republican for "finally saying something the American people want to hear":
Congratulations to Mitt Romney for finally saying something the American people want to hear.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) January 30, 2015
CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect Dingell represented Michigan, not Colorado, in Congress.