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Willard Mitt Romney
Willard Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947). He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007.

Romney 's father is George W. Romney who is the former Governor of Michigan.  His mother is Lenore Romney. He graduated from Brigham Young University, and received joint Juris Doctor and 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 nation, and the wealth Romney accumulated there would help fund all of his future political campaigns. He ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts but lost to incumbent Ted Kennedy. Romney organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, and helped turn the troubled Games into a financial success.

Romney won the election for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, but did not seek reelection in 2006. During his term, he presided over a series of spending cuts and increases in fees that eliminated a projected $3 billion deficit without borrowing or raising taxes. He also signed into law the Massachusetts health care reform legislation, which provided near-universal health insurance access via subsidies and state-level mandates and was the first of its kind in the nation. During the course of his political career, his positions or rhetorical emphasis shifted more towards American conservatism in several areas, though his stances on many other issues have been consistent.

Romney ran for the Republican nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, winning several caucus and primary contests, but ultimately losing to John McCain. In 2010, he published No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, and also gave speeches and raised campaign funds on behalf of fellow Republicans. On June 2, 2011, Romney announced that he would seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Political observers and public opinion polls place him as a front-runner in the race.

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