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{{tnr}}'''Willard Mitt Romney''' (born March 12, 1947) is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate for President of the United States. He served as [[Governor of Massachusetts]] from January 2, 2003 to January 4, 2007.
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{{tnr}}'''Willard Mitt Romney''' (born March 12, 1947) was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate for President of the United States. He served as [[Governor of Massachusetts]] from January 2, 2003 to January 4, 2007.
  
 
==Biography==
 
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*Masters in Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 1975
 
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*J.D., Harvard Law School, 1975
 
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==Issues==
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===Government shutdown===
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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On September 27, 2013, Romney spoke out against [[Republicans]]’ strategy in [[Congress]] to defund Obamacare, saying that it is not “effective.”<ref name="shutdown">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/mitt-romney-criticizes-shutdown-effort-97476.html#ixzz2gCmAMeOh ''Politico'', "Mitt Romney criticizes shutdown effort," accessed September 28, 2013]</ref>
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“We’re more effective tactically not to use a shutdown of some kind to pursue the … anti-Obamacare objective,” Romney said. “I don’t think that will be as effective.”<ref name="shutdown"/>
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===Endorsements===
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:: ''See also: [[Idaho's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Romney endorsed [[Michael K. Simpson|Mike Simpson]] (R-ID) in a fundraising email on November 18, 2013. In the message he said, “Congressman [[Michael K. Simpson|Mike Simpson]] is a proven conservative and ‘Idaho tough. But some groups from outside Idaho have decided to attack Mike and distort his conservative record. He needs our help to fight back and set the record straight.”<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/mitt-romney-endorses-in-house-gop-primary-in-idaho/ ''Roll Call,'' "Mitt Romney Endorses in House GOP Primary in Idaho," accessed November 19, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/mitt-romney-mike-simpson-idaho-election-99993.html ''Politico'', "Mitt Romney backs Mike Simpson in Idaho race," accessed November 19, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election]]''
  
Romney is running for President of the United States in 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/mitt-romney-announces-presidential-run-13745135 ''ABC News,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Presidential Run," June 2, 2011]</ref>
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Romney ran for President of the United States in 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/mitt-romney-announces-presidential-run-13745135 ''ABC News,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Presidential Run," June 2, 2011]</ref> On August 11, 2012,  Romney selected [[Wisconsin]] Congressman [[Paul Ryan]] as his vice-presidential running mate.<ref>[http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/08/11/mitt-romney-chooses-paul-ryan-running-mate/SYa5KjwAikhF92jR2MMmeI/story.html ''Boston.com,'' "Mitt Romney chooses Paul Ryan as running mate," August 11, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-07-14/romney-vice-president-pick/56213872/1 ''USA Today,'' "Romney's VP pick likely to go to safest candidate," July 14, 2012]</ref>
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[[Barack Obama]] ran and won re-election on the Democratic ticket. [[Gary Johnson]] ran as a [[Libertarian]] and [[Jill Stein]] ran for the [[Green Party]].<ref name="reelect">[http://www.thecincinnatiherald.com/news/2012-11-10/Front_Page/Obama_reelected_to_historic_second_term.html ''The Cincinnati Herald,'' "Obama re-elected to historic second term," November 10, 2012]</ref>
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==Personal==
 
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Romney and his wife, Ann, have five sons. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.<ref name="biography.com">[http://www.biography.com/people/mitt-romney-241055 ''Biography.com,'' "Mitt Romney," accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
 
Romney and his wife, Ann, have five sons. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.<ref name="biography.com">[http://www.biography.com/people/mitt-romney-241055 ''Biography.com,'' "Mitt Romney," accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.mittromney.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.mittromney.com/ Official campaign website]
*[http://www.facebook.com/mittromney Mitt Romney on Facebook]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/mittromney [[Mitt Romney]] on Facebook]
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*[http://mittromney.tumblr.com/ Mitt Romney on Tumblr]
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mittromney?flickr Mitt Romney on Flickr]
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mittromney?flickr [[Mitt Romney]] on Flickr]
*[https://plus.google.com/113664776160150493710/posts?g Mitt Romney on Google+]
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*[http://open.spotify.com/user/mittromney?spotify Mitt Romney on Spotify]
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*[http://open.spotify.com/user/mittromney?spotify [[Mitt Romney]] on Spotify]
 
*[http://www.politifact.com/personalities/mitt-romney/ PolitiFact - Mitt Romney's file]
 
*[http://www.politifact.com/personalities/mitt-romney/ PolitiFact - Mitt Romney's file]
*[http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/candidate.php?cycle=2012&id=N00000286 Mitt Romney profile on OpenSecrets.org]
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*[http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/candidate.php?cycle=2012&id=N00000286 [[Mitt Romney]] profile on OpenSecrets.org]
 
*Campaign donors: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=73880 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=16830 2002]
 
*Campaign donors: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=73880 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=16830 2002]
  
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Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney.png
Candidate for
President of the United States
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Governor of Massachusetts
January 2, 2003 – January 4, 2007
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University (1971)
Master'sHarvard Business School (1975)
J.D.Harvard Law School (1975)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 12, 1947
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
ReligionMormon
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was a 2012 Republican candidate for President of the United States. He served as Governor of Massachusetts from January 2, 2003 to January 4, 2007.

Biography

Romney was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 12, 1947. His father, George Romney, was the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969 and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973. He ran for the Republican nomination for president in 1968.[1]

Mitt Romney began his career working for management consulting firm Bain & Company, going on to found investment firm Bain Capital in 1984. In 1999 he served as President of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, overseeing the 2002 Winter Olympics.[2]

Education

  • Bachelors degree, Brigham Young University, 1971
  • Masters in Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 1975
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1975

Issues

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

On September 27, 2013, Romney spoke out against Republicans’ strategy in Congress to defund Obamacare, saying that it is not “effective.”[3]

“We’re more effective tactically not to use a shutdown of some kind to pursue the … anti-Obamacare objective,” Romney said. “I don’t think that will be as effective.”[3]

Endorsements

See also: Idaho's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Romney endorsed Mike Simpson (R-ID) in a fundraising email on November 18, 2013. In the message he said, “Congressman Mike Simpson is a proven conservative and ‘Idaho tough. But some groups from outside Idaho have decided to attack Mike and distort his conservative record. He needs our help to fight back and set the record straight.”[4][5]

Elections

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Romney ran for President of the United States in 2012.[6] On August 11, 2012, Romney selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate.[7][8]

Barack Obama ran and won re-election on the Democratic ticket. Gary Johnson ran as a Libertarian and Jill Stein ran for the Green Party.[9]

U.S. presidential election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarack Obama/Joe Biden Incumbent 51.3% 65,899,660 332
     Republican Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan 47.4% 60,932,152 206
     Libertarian Gary Johnson/Jim Gray 1% 1,275,804 0
     Green Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala 0.4% 469,501 0
Total Votes 128,577,117 538
Election Results Via: FEC official election results

Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Roseanne Barr, Rocky Anderson, Thomas Hoefling, Jerry Litzel, Jeff Boss, Merlin Miller, Randall Terry, Jill Reed, Richard Duncan, Andre Barnett, Chuck Baldwin, Barbara Washer, Tom Stevens, Virgil Goode, Will Christensen, Stewart Alexander, James Harris, Jim Carlson, Sheila Tittle, Peta Lindsay, Gloria La Riva, Jerry White, Dean Morstad and Jack Fellure.[10]

2008

Romney formally announced his 2008 run for U.S. President on February 13, 2007 at the Henry Ford Museum outside of Detroit, Michigan.[11] Ultimately losing the Republican nomination to John McCain, Romney spent $110 million during his campaign, $45 million of which was his own money.[2]

2002

Romney was elected as Governor of Massachusetts on November 5, 2002.

Governor/Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMitt Romney and Kerry Healey 49.8% 1,091,988
     Democratic Shannon O'Brien and Chris Gabrieli 45% 985,981
     Massachusetts Green Jill Stein and Tony Lorenzen 3.5% 76,530
     Libertarian Carla Howell and Rich Aucoin 1.1% 23,044
     Unenrolled Barbara Johnson and Joe Schebel 0.7% 15,335
Total Votes 2,192,878
Election Results Via: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

1994

Romney ran for U.S. Senate in 1994. He was defeated by Edward Kennedy (D).[2]

Campaign donors

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Mitt Romney's donors each year.[12] Click [show] for more information.


Personal

Romney and his wife, Ann, have five sons. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[2]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Mitt + Romney.

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Mitt Romney News Feed

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See also

External links

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