Full coverage: Mitt Romney
Declared June 2, 2011
The 2008 presidential candidate says he's committed to seeing someone in the 2012 race "who understands the economy." Romney has proved to be a fundraising powerhouse and has weathered a stiff challenge from Rick Perry.
Romney changed his views on issues vital to many conservatives, including abortion rights, gay rights, and embryonic stem-cell research. His biggest challenge may be defending his overhaul of the Massachusetts health care system, which President Obama cited as a model for his own plan.
He is married with five children.
7:23 PM PST, December 3, 2011
9:18 PM PDT, October 15, 2011
Neck-and-neck for the lead in the Republican money race, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney fuel their campaigns by relying on big-dollar donors. But they diverge on spending, with Romney paying out far more than Perry and writing far bigger checks for political staff, direct mail and other campaign activities in key states.
7:59 PM PDT, July 10, 2011
Mitt Romney stood before a shuttered steel factory in Pennsylvania the other day, using the iconic backdrop to underscore what has become the most forceful theme of his presidential campaign: the need for more jobs.
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