Mitt Romney was born to George W. Romney (43rd Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney in Detroit, Michigan on March 12, 1947. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University. He then received his joint JD and MBA from Harvard University. After receiving his MBA from Harvard, he decided to stay in Massachusetts and eventually co-founded a private investment firm, Bain Capital. Bain Capital is one of the largest investment firms in the nation. His wealth from the company helped him tremendously in his future political campaigns. Mitt Romney was and is currently a very devoted Mormon. He served as ward bishop and later stake president in his church at the time. In 1994, he unsuccessfully ran as the Republican candidate in the US Senate election in Massachusetts, losing to Ted Kennedy. Mitt Romney organized a very successful 2002 Winter Olympics. He helped turn the troubled games into a financial success.
Massachusetts Governor and the 2012 Election
Mitt Romney was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, but did not seek re-election in 2006. During his office, he administered over a series of spending cuts and increases in fees. He also signed into law the Massachusetts health care reform legislation. Romney ran for the Republican nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election, winning several primaries and caucuses, but lost the nomination to Senator John McCain. On June 2, 2011, Romney and his family announced that they would seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. A diverse number of political observers, public opinion polls, and the results of the recent primaries and caucuses place him among the front-runners of the race. According to Wall Street Journal, Mitt Romney has a leading number of 185 delegates, or United States House of Representatives.
The current candidates (as of March 3, 2012) for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination are Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum (former senator), Newt Gingrich (former House Speaker) and Ron Paul (Congressmen). Current President, Barack Obama will be seeking re-election the 2012 Presidential Election. For the most updated 2012 Election news, results, etc., make sure to check any media source, such as www.cnn.com!