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  Romney, Mitt
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AffiliationRepublican  
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NameMitt Romney
Address3 South Cottage Road
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478, United States
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Born March 12, 1947
Died Still Living (67 years)
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InfoWillard Mitt Romney

Governor Romney has been an effective leader in both the business and public service worlds. With the 2002 Winter Olympics mired in controversy and facing serious financial crisis, Governor Romney was asked to become President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee. Although the challenge seemed daunting, he was compelled to assume the task by both the urgings of his wife, Ann, and by the memory of his father, George Romney, who had been a successful businessman, three-term Michigan Governor and tireless advocate of volunteerism. Governor Mitt Romney

In his three years in Salt Lake, Governor Romney erased a $379 million operating deficit, organized 23,000 volunteers, galvanized community spirit, oversaw an unprecedented security mobilization to ensure public safety and led one of the most successful Olympics in our country's history.

From 1978 to 1984, Mr. Romney was a Vice President of Bain & Company, Inc., the Boston-based management consulting firm. Later, as the company's CEO, he led it through a highly successful turnaround. Today, Bain & Company has 25 offices worldwide and over 2000 employees.

In 1984, Mr. Romney founded Bain Capital, one of the nation's most successful venture capital and investment companies. Bain Capital founded, acquired or invested in hundreds of companies including Staples, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Domino's, Sealy, Brookstone, and The Sports Authority.

Governor Romney has been deeply involved in community and civic affairs, serving extensively in his church and numerous charities including City Year, the Boy Scouts, and the Points of Light Foundation. In 1994, Governor Romney was the Massachusetts Republican nominee for United States Senate.

Governor Romney received his BA with Highest Honors from Brigham Young University in 1971. In 1975, he was awarded an MBA from Harvard Business School and was named a Baker Scholar. In 1975, he also received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Governor Romney, 58, and his wife, Ann, have been married for 36 years. They have five sons (Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben and Craig), five daughters-in-law (Jen, Laurie, Jen, Mary and Andelyne) and eight grandchildren.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 44.00% ( 4.0) 52.00% ( 4.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
07/14/2006-07/16/2006 Survey USA 48.00% ( 9.0) 48.00% ( 8.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 39.00% ( 6.0) 56.00% ( 7.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
03/03/2006-03/09/2006 University of New Hampshire 46.00% ( 4.0) 47.00% ( 7.0) 7.00% ( 3.0)
02/10/2006-02/12/2006 Survey USA 45.00% ( 2.0) 49.00% ( 1.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 47.00% ( 2.0) 48.00% ( 3.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
12/09/2005-12/11/2005 Survey USA 49.00% ( 8.0) 45.00% ( 6.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
11/17/2005-11/20/2005 KRC Communications Research 42.00% ( 5.0) 53.00% ( 9.0) 5.00% ( 4.0)
10/16/2005-10/23/2005 Bay State Poll - Merrimack College 43.00% ( 1.0) 41.00% ( 3.0) 16.00% ( 4.0)
09/14/2005-09/17/2005 KRC Communications Research 47.00% ( 1.0) 44.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/25/2012-09/30/2012 Quinnipiac University 45.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
09/23/2012-09/26/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 48.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
09/16/2012-09/20/2012 Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D) 46.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
09/09/2012-09/11/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 49.00% ( 1.0) 45.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
09/07/2012-09/09/2012 Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 48.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
07/16/2012-07/26/2012 Pew Research 37.00% ( 1.0) 52.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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Turnaround  Purchase Brandon 
No Apology: The Case for American Greatness  Purchase RP 
Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus)  Purchase RP 
Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters?  Purchase Homegrown Democrat 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 25, 2014 06:10am Poll Public's view of Mitt Romney changed little  Article RP 
Nov 29, 2013 02:00pm News Josh Romney tweets car wreck save  Article Brandon 
Jun 06, 2013 01:25pm Interview Mitt Romney: 'I Was Very Upset' Over 47 Percent Comments (VIDEO)  Article Brandon 
Mar 07, 2013 09:00am News Report: Mitt Romney takes job at son Tagg’s investment firm  Article Brandon 
Mar 03, 2013 11:10am General Romney Was Convinced He Would Win, Says ‘It Kills Me Not To Be’ in White House  Article Andy 
Feb 25, 2013 12:10pm News Romney to Fox for first post-election interview  Article Brandon 

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FAMILY
Wife Ann Romney Mar 21, 1969-
Son Taggart Romney 1970-
Father George W. Romney 1907-1995
Grandfather Gaskell Romney 1871-1955
Great-Grandfather Miles Park Romney 1843-1904
Grand Uncle George S. Romney 1874-1935
Grand Uncle Vernon Romney 1896-1976
1st Cousin Once Removed Vernon B. Romney 1924-2013
Brother Scott Romney 1941-
Niece Ronna Romney McDaniel 1973-
Mother Lenore Romney 1908-1998

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RACES
  12/17/2012 US President - Electoral Vote Lost 38.29% (-23.42%)
  11/06/2012 US President - Popular Vote Lost 47.20% (-3.86%)
  11/06/2012 GU US President Lost 26.49% (-45.89%)
  08/28/2012 US President - R Convention Won 90.16% (+81.89%)
  01/03/2012 US President - D Primary Lost 0.02% (-90.84%)
  01/03/2012 US President - R Primary Won 52.03% (+31.58%)
  01/03/2012 US President - R Delegate Count Won 71.94% (+58.62%)
  08/13/2011 Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll Lost 3.37% (-25.28%)
  11/04/2008 US President - Popular Vote Lost 0.00% (-52.91%)
  09/03/2008 US President - R Convention Lost 0.08% (-99.19%)
  08/29/2008 US Vice President - R Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  06/03/2008 US President - R Primaries Lost 22.12% (-24.37%)
  06/03/2008 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-47.95%)
  03/04/2008 US President - CST Primary Lost 0.00% (-36.06%)
  02/09/2008 WA US President - R Caucus Lost 16.72% (-9.02%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 3.72% (-58.71%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.06% (-46.87%)
  08/11/2007 Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll Won 31.58% (+13.49%)
  11/05/2002 MA Governor Won 49.77% (+4.83%)
  11/08/1994 MA US Senate Lost 41.01% (-17.06%)
  09/20/1994 MA US Senate- R Primary Won 82.04% (+64.22%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IA US Senate - R Primary - Jun 03, 2014 R Joni Ernst
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 14, 2012 R Connie Mack IV
UT US Senate - R Primary - Jun 26, 2012 R Orrin G. Hatch
MA Governor - R Primary - Sep 14, 2010 R Charles D. Baker, Jr.
MA District 10 - R Primary - Sep 14, 2010 R Jeffrey D. Perry
AZ US Senate - R Primary - Aug 24, 2010 R John McCain
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 24, 2010 R Marco Rubio
FL Governor - R Primary - Aug 24, 2010 R Bill McCollum
CT Governor - R Primary - Aug 10, 2010 R Thomas C. Foley
GA Governor - R Runoff - Aug 10, 2010 R Karen Handel
TN - District 06 - R Primary - Aug 05, 2010 R Diane Black
TN Governor- R Primary - Aug 05, 2010 R Bill Haslam
MI Governor - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Peter Hoekstra
GA US Senate - R Primary - Jul 20, 2010 R Johnny Isakson
GA Attorney General - R Primary - Jul 20, 2010 R Sam Olens
SC Governor - R Runoff - Jun 22, 2010 R Nikki Haley
CA Governor - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Meg Whitman
IA Governor - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Terry Branstad
SC Governor - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Nikki Haley
AL Governor - R Primary - Jun 01, 2010 R Kay Ivey
UT US Senate - R Convention - May 08, 2010 R Robert F. "Bob" Bennett
MA US Senate - Special R Primary - Dec 08, 2009 R Scott Brown
NJ Governor - R Primary - Jun 02, 2009 R Chris Christie
Florida Marriage Protection Amendment - Nov 04, 2008 YES Yes
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R John McCain
Massachusetts Fifteenth Essex, State House - R Primary - Sep 19, 2006 R Robert A. Andrew
MA Governor - R Primary - Sep 17, 2006 R Kerry Murphy Healey
MA State House - Fourth Worcester - Nov 02, 2004 R David G. Nault
MA State House - Seventh Middlesex - Nov 02, 2004 R Mary Zarrilli Connaughton
MA State House - Eighteenth Essex - Nov 02, 2004 R Maria Marasco
MA State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex - Special Election - R Primary - Feb 03, 2004 R Scott Brown
Salt Lake City Mayor - General - Nov 04, 2003 J Rocky Anderson
Salt Lake City Mayor - Primary - Oct 07, 2003 J Rocky Anderson
MA Lt. Governor - R Primary - Sep 17, 2002 R Kerry Murphy Healey
MA US President - D Primary - Mar 10, 1992 D Paul E. Tsongas
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1992 D Paul E. Tsongas