Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told a group of donors in Manhattan Friday that he's considering another run for president, NBC News confirms.
The move comes just days after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced the formation of a fundraising organization aimed at shoring up support and resources for a potential 2016 run.
The suggestion by the party's onetime flag-bearer is sure to scramble the Republican primary field, as Bush - a favorite of major donors - was considered to be filling the role of the establishment's favored candidate, previously held by the Massachusetts Republican.
Romney, who ran in 2008 and won his party's nomination in 2012, appeared to be leaning against a run earlier this year.