MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It turns out a group led by Mitt Romney tried to by the Miami Marlins.
An investment firm run by Romney and his oldest son, Tagg, inquired about owning a major stake in the 23-year-old baseball franchise, according to the Boston Globe.
The Boston-based firm Solamere Capital, which Romney has been associated with, had shown increasing interest in owning the team but it appears the deal fell through.
It did not appear the firm was looking to invest in a baseball team but the opportunity came around.
While Romney is the chairman of the executive committee at the firm, he was not leading the charge when it came to that deal.
Tagg Romney and Romney’s longtime aide Spencer Zwick founded the firm in the wake of Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential primary loss.
Mitt Romney is reportedly set to meet with President-elect Donald Trump this weekend as the president-elect is gathering a team for his administration.