by Sheila Gardner

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February 3, 2012
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Romney ties go back more than 40 years

George Keele was a 20-year-old member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving a church mission in France in 1968 when he first came in contact with top Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney.

That connection of more than four decades surfaced recently when a picture of Keele, Romney, then 21, and fellow missionary Dane McBride was published in the Jan. 12 issue of The Economist magazine.

The photograph accompanied an article examining Romney's candidacy. None of the people pictured is identified, but a friend of Keele's daughter, Christa, recognized the Minden lawyer, now 64.

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