Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and Republican political figure who was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts (2003 ... More »Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and Republican political figure who was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts (2003 to 2007). He ran for President of the United States in the 2008 election, and is exploring a possible candidacy in the 2012 presidential election. Romney is the son of George W. Romney (the former Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and served as a Mormon missionary in France. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, then earned joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Romney entered the management consulting business which led to a position at Bain & Company, eventually serving as its CEO to lead it out of crisis. He was also co-founder and head of the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm which became highly profitable and one of the largest such firms in the... [ Wikipedia ]

Mitt Romney stars in campaign ad – CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) – Is Mitt Romney running again? "The stakes are very high in this election because Washington's spending is out of control," says Mitt Romney in a new campaign commercial, sounding very much like a candidate running for office. But in the ad, the former Massachusetts ...

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Mitt Romney appears in pro-Mike Simpson TV ad

Mitt Romney appears in a new ad backing Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) against his a tea party challenger, marking the first time Romney has vouched for a congressional candidate on the airwaves in 2014. "You can take it from me," Romney says in the ad from the U.S. Chamber of ...

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Mitt Romney files taxes at La Jolla post office

#BostonStrong — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) April 15, 2014 Later, he was spotted at Petco Park. OMG!!!!! I just saw Mitt Romney at the @Padres game!!! — Analilia Arango (@Lily_Arango) April 16, 2014 @Lily_Arango just as a fan? — Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) April 16, 2014 ...

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Josh Romney pokes Harry Reid over taxes

| AP Photo As Americans finished filing their taxes, Mitt Romney’s son took to Twitter to let Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid know that his father does in fact pay Uncle Sam annually. Josh Romney posted a picture of Mitt Romney on Tuesday waiting in line to drop off his tax ...

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Don’t call Mark Pryor the ‘Blanche Lincoln of 2014.’ Here’s why.

Now, being under 50 percent seven months before an election against a top Republican recruit in a GOP-leaning state is hardly safe territory, much less for a Democrat running in a state Mitt Romney won by almost 14 points in 2012. But Pryor shouldn't be counted out just yet. When Lincoln ...

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Richard Cohen: The GOP’s amateur hour

Mitt Romney was the governor of Massachusetts and a very successful businessman. John McCain is a long-serving senator and war hero. George W. Bush was twice elected governor of Texas; Bob Dole had been Senate majority leader; George H.W. Bush had been just about everything; and Ronald ...

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Olympia Snowe, on compromise, Citizens United and former colleague Kay Hagan

“But the majority of Americans want their government to work, and it needs to work for all of us.” Snowe, who endorsed Mitt Romney, her party’s candidate, in 2012, blames Democrats and Republicans for the gridlock. On Friday, she rather nostalgically recalled legislative alliances in the ...

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Mitt Romney Backs Mike Simpson In New U.S. Chamber of Commerce Ad

At the Daytona 500 race, Mitt Romney's attempt to connect with voters went awry when he admitted that he didn't follow racing as closely as "some of the most ardent fans. " "But I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners," he added. At the same event, he told a group of fans wearing ...

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The most popular fact checks of March

In the wake of the Russian seizure of Crimea, we took a trip down memory lane and looked back at a celebrated 2012 exchange between President Obama and his GOP rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, during the third presidential debate. “The 1980s are now calling to ask for ...

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Tax day socks wealthy

The question over whether the wealthy should pay more in taxes hasn’t been quite the front-burner issue in the 2014 elections that it was two years ago, when Obama explicitly campaigned on the issue and succeeded in casting his GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, as the epitome of the 1 percent. ...

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Morning Plum: The GOP’s economic agenda for women

... pay inequity on the White House staff, point out that women have suffered under the #Obummer economy (reprising a strategy that didn’t work for Mitt Romney in 2014), and, of course, continue to highlight the ways Obamacare is hurting people (without acknowledging the law’s beneficiaries)...

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