Romney was born in 1947 and grew up in Michigan. He served as a Mormon missionary in France and studied at both Stanford and BYU. After receiving his JD/MBA from Harvard Romney entered management consulting, where he soon became CEO of Bain & Company and co-founded Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm. He also served as CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Romney challenged incumbent Ted Kennedy in 1994 for a Massachusetts senate seat, but lost by a substantial margin. He ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and won 50% to 45%. Romney lasted one term as governor before choosing to run for President in 2008, eventually losing to McCain.

Election Info

Running For

President

Political Party

Republican

Current Position

Former Governor of Massachusetts
Candidate is no longer pursuing election.

Candidate Profile

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Full Name: 
Willard Mitt Romney
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, March 12, 1947

Detroit, Michigan

Residence: 
California and New Hampshire
Alma Mater: 
Brigham Young University (B.A.)
Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Profession: 

Businessman

Religion: 

Mormon

On the Issues

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Romney believes all illegal immigrants should be deported.

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Romney is a strong believer in Reaganomics, a philosophy that includes cutting taxes across the board, cutting money for federal programs and a reduction in pork-barrel spending.

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Romney views radical Jihad terrorists as the biggest threat to American security and has proposed to increase military spending to 4% of our national GDP.

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Romney believes that America needs to be energy independent and supports offshore and arctic drilling.

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Legislative Career

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Governor
2003 to 2007
Massachusetts