Mitt Romney has officially closed the books on his 1994 US Senate bid.
The campaign committee for that race has gone to court to dissolve itself, saying in a filing that its board of directors voted unanimously on Dec. 8 that "the petitioner has fulfilled its corporate purposes" and has paid all its debts and obligations, according to Courthouse News Service.
Romney, a former venture capitalist, spent more than $7 million of his own money in that race, which he lost to Senator Edward M. Kennedy 58 percent to 41 percent.
The former Massachusetts governor put in more than $44 million of his own cash into his unsuccessful bid for this year's Republican presidential nomination, which he spent more than $105 million to pursue. Romney wrote off those loans, not seeking to raise money to pay them off.
After dropping out, he barnstormed the country on behalf of GOP nominee John McCain and launched a new political action committee to help Republican candidates -- and, some say, create the financial foundation to run for president again in 2012.
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