Romney Going into Bank’s Gallery of Presidential Runner

NORTON, Kan. (AP) One day after President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, a small bank in a small northwest Kansas town will hold a different kind of celebration for Mitt Romney.

The Salina Journal reports a photo of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee will be added Tuesday to Norton State Bank’s “They Also Ran Gallery.” Coffee and cookies will be served during a free reception.

Romney’s portrait and biography will be the 60th in the bank’s gallery of presidential losers. The first portrait is that of Thomas Jefferson, who lost to John Adams in 1796 before winning the presidency in 1800 by defeating Adams.

A former president of Norton State Bank started the gallery in 1965. It’s housed in an upper floor of the bank building and attracts a few hundred visitors a year.