101 Facts About Mitt Romney

1. Mitt Romney has yet to watch "New Girl", as far as we can tell from our interaction.

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2. Mitt Romney has yet to watch "New Girl", as far as we can tell from our interaction.

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3. Mitt Romney said he anticipates he'll be given some responsibility related to the Middle East but agreed with Risch that China will be a primary area of focus.

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4. Mitt Romney has yet to watch "New Girl", as far as we can tell from our interaction.

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5. Mitt Romney is the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee.

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6. Mitt Romney has yet to watch "New Girl", as far as we can tell from our interaction.

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7. In 1994, Mitt Romney used $3 million of his own money to unseat Edward Kennedy, though he was ultimately unsuccessful.

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8. Mitt Romney had a conversation with Alex Dunn, the president of Vivint, to start the day for the event.

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9. Mitt Romney waves to the crowd at the second annual Silicon Slopes event at the Salt Palace Convention Center on Friday, Jan 19, 2018, in Salt Lake City.

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10. Mitt Romney began the campaign as the perceived front-runner for the Republican nomination.

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11. Mitt Romney turned next to pursuing the Republican nomination for president in 2008.

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12. Mitt Romney was opposed to gay marriage, and, after the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled in November 2003 that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples was unconstitutional, he tried unsuccessfully to have the issue placed on the ballot.

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13. Mitt Romney made an unsuccessful run for the US Senate in 1994 against Democratic incumbent Ted Kennedy.

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14. Mitt Romney maintained his stance even after other Republicans fell in line behind their nominee, eventually offering an olive branch after Trump pulled out his Election Day victory in November 2016.

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15. Mitt Romney made headlines after the first presidential debate with Barack Obama in early October 2012.

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16. Mitt Romney has that faith, and I trust him to lead us.

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17. Mitt Romney continued to keep his options open for a possible future presidential run.

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18. Mitt Romney parlayed his success with the Olympics into politics when he was elected governor of Massachusetts in 2003.

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19. Mitt Romney stepped into the national spotlight in 1999, when he took over as president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee.

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20. Mitt Romney made a second run for the US presidency in 2012, with US Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, but was ultimately defeated by President Barack Obama in a tight race.

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21. Mitt Romney said although Congress and the president agree to reopen government for three weeks, Trump and the Republicans will not back away from funding for a border wall.

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22. Mitt Romney says President Donald Trump called Democrats' bluff in making a short-term deal to reopen the federal government to work out an agreement to fund border security and avoid another shutdown.

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23. Mitt Romney is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which has jurisdiction over a wide array of health care issues, including drug pricing.

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24. Mitt Romney received one from Southern Virginia University in 2013 and ones in 2015 from Jacksonville University, Utah Valley University, and Saint Anselm College.

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25. On February 16, 2018, Mitt Romney formally launched his campaign through a video message posted on Facebook and Twitter.

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26. Mitt Romney considered voting for the Libertarian ticket of former Republican Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, saying that he would "get to know Gary Johnson better and see if he's someone who I could end up voting for", adding that "if Bill Weld were at the top of the ticket, it would be very easy for me to vote for Bill Weld for president.

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27. Mitt Romney publicly criticized Trump for not releasing his taxes, saying there might be a "bombshell" in them.

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28. Mitt Romney advocated judicial restraint and strict constructionism as judicial philosophies.

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29. Mitt Romney planned to formally label China a currency manipulator and take associated counteractions unless that country changed its trade practices.

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30. Mitt Romney believed North American energy independence could be achieved by 2020.

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31. Mitt Romney was a proponent of increased domestic oil drilling, hydraulic fracturing, building more nuclear power plants, and reducing the regulatory authority of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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32. Mitt Romney favored repeal of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Sarbanes–Oxley Act and intended to replace them with what he called a "streamlined, modern regulatory framework".

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33. Mitt Romney pledged to lead an effort to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with a system that gives states more control over Medicaid and makes health insurance premiums tax-advantaged for individuals in the same way they are for businesses.

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34. Mitt Romney went on to say: "And so my job is not to worry about those people.

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35. Mitt Romney became the first LDS Church member to be a major-party presidential nominee.

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36. Mitt Romney released his book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, in March 2010, and undertook an 18-state book tour to promote the work.

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37. Mitt Romney continued to give speeches and raise funds for Republicans, but fearing overexposure, turned down many potential media appearances.

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38. Mitt Romney proved the most effective fundraiser of any of the Republican candidates and partly financed his campaign with his own personal fortune.

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39. Mitt Romney amended his position on embryonic stem cell research itself.

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40. Mitt Romney attributed his conversion to an interaction with Harvard University biologist Douglas Melton, an expert on embryonic stem cell biology, although Melton vehemently disputed Romney's recollection of their conversation.

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41. In June 2005, Mitt Romney abandoned his support for the compromise amendment, stating that it confused voters who opposed both same-sex marriage and civil unions.

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42. At the beginning of his governorship, Mitt Romney opposed same-sex marriage and civil unions, but advocated tolerance and supported some domestic partnership benefits.

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43. Mitt Romney declined a governor's salary of $135,000 during his term.

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44. Mitt Romney faced a Massachusetts state legislature with large Democratic majorities in both houses, and had picked his cabinet and advisors based more on managerial abilities than partisan affiliation.

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45. Mitt Romney became vice-chair of the Board of the Points of Light Foundation, which had embraced his father's National Volunteer Center.

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46. Mitt Romney decided to challenge incumbent Democratic US Senator Ted Kennedy, who was seeking re-election for the sixth time.

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47. Mitt Romney registered as an Independent and voted in the 1992 presidential primaries for the Democratic former senator from Massachusetts, Paul Tsongas.

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48. Mitt Romney tried to balance the conservative directives from church leadership in Utah with the desire of some Massachusetts members to have a more flexible application of religious doctrine.

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49. Mitt Romney took a hands-on role in the Boston Stake's matters, helping in domestic maintenance efforts, visiting the sick, and counseling burdened church members.

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50. Mitt Romney organized a team to handle financial and management issues, sought to counter anti-Mormon sentiments, and tried to solve social problems among poor Southeast Asian converts.

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51. Mitt Romney served as bishop of the ward at Belmont, Massachusetts, from 1981 to 1986.

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52. Mitt Romney took a leave of absence from Bain Capital from November 1993 to November 1994 to run for the US Senate.

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53. Mitt Romney got Bain and other initial owners who had removed excessive amounts of money from the firm to return substantial amounts, and persuaded creditors, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, to accept less than full payment.

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54. In some cases, Mitt Romney had little involvement with a company once Bain Capital acquired it.

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55. Mitt Romney opted out of the Artisan Entertainment deal, not wanting to profit from a studio that produced R-rated films.

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56. Mitt Romney wanted to drop a Bain Capital hedge fund that initially lost money, but other partners disagreed with him and it eventually made billions.

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57. Mitt Romney held the titles of president and managing general partner.

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58. Mitt Romney initially refrained from accepting Bill Bain's offer to head the new venture, until Bain rearranged the terms in a complicated partnership structure so that there was no financial or professional risk to Romney.

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59. Mitt Romney became a vice-president of the firm in 1978, working with such clients as the Monsanto Company, Outboard Marine Corporation, Burlington Industries, and Corning Incorporated.

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60. Mitt Romney applied BCG principles such as the growth-share matrix, and executives viewed him as having a bright future there.

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61. Mitt Romney readily adapted to the business school's pragmatic, data-driven case study method of teaching.

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62. Mitt Romney earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with highest honors in 1971, giving commencement addresses to both the College of Humanities and to the whole of BYU.

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63. Mitt Romney became president of the Cougar Club booster organization and showed a new-found discipline in his studies.

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64. Mitt Romney had missed much of the tumultuous anti-Vietnam War movement in America while away in France.

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65. Mitt Romney became a zone leader in Bordeaux in early 1968, and soon thereafter became an assistant to the mission president in Paris.

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66. Mitt Romney arrived in Le Havre, where he shared cramped quarters under meager conditions.

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67. Mitt Romney was not part of the counterculture of the 1960s then taking form in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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68. Mitt Romney took up residence at Cranbrook when his newly elected father began spending most of his time at the state capitol.

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69. Mitt Romney attended public elementary schools until the seventh grade, when he enrolled as one of only a few Mormon students at Cranbrook School, a private upscale boys' preparatory school a few miles from his home.

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70. Mitt Romney won the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, becoming the first LDS Church member to be a presidential nominee of a major party.

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71. Mitt Romney married Ann Davies in 1969, and they have five sons.

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72. Mitt Romney previously served as the 70th governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for president of the United States in the 2012 election.

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73. Mitt Romney arrives on Capitol Hill to a temporary office in the basement.

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74. Mitt Romney is telling friends he wants to be on the Senate Finance and Commerce committees.

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75. Mitt Romney is telling friends he wants seats on the high-profile Senate Finance and Commerce committees.

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76. Paul Ryan shares video of Mitt Romney dropping by in Washington.

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77. Mitt Romney could bring something important to Washington and to the GOP.

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78. Mitt Romney sails through Utah Senate race to succeed Orrin Hatch.

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79. Mitt Romney was elected to represent Utah in the US Senate this week.

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80. Mitt Romney calls for respect, dignity of all in acceptance speech.

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81. Mitt Romney easily defeated Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson to clinch an open Utah Senate seat, positioning him to become the highest-profile freshman senator since Hillary Clinton's successful New York bid in 2000 when her husband was still.

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82. Mitt Romney is headed to the senate after being elected Tuesday night.

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83. Mitt Romney easily won a US Senate seat from Utah on Tuesday, securing a place in Washington for a sometime Donald Trump critic who called for greater dignity and respect in his victory speech.

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84. Mitt Romney completed one of the most circuitous comebacks in political history on Tuesday, with voters in Utah electing the one-time Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee to be the state's next senator.

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85. Mitt Romney is headed to Washington after all—as US senator for Utah.

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86. Mitt Romney said Wednesday that it was critical for special counsel Robert Mueller to be allowed to finish his federal Russia probe as incoming acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker takes the reins of the Justice Department.

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87. Mitt Romney hits Utah campaign trail in the race for a US Senate seat.

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88. Mitt Romney hits Utah campaign trail, differs from Trump on media.

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89. Mitt Romney re-emerged onto the political scene in the run-up to the 2014 US midterm elections, endorsing, campaigning, and fundraising for a number of Republican candidates, especially those running for the US Senate.

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90. Mitt Romney supported the Patriot Act, the continued operation of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, and use of enhanced interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists.

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91. Mitt Romney became the first Mormon to be a major-party presidential nominee.

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92. In July 2012, Mitt Romney visited the United Kingdom, Israel, and Poland, meeting leaders in an effort to raise his credibility as a world statesman.

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93. On June 2, 2011, Mitt Romney formally announced the start of his campaign.

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94. Mitt Romney campaigned heavily for Republican candidates in the 2010 midterm elections, raising more money than the other prospective 2012 Republican presidential candidates.

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95. In the book, Mitt Romney writes of his belief in American exceptionalism, and presents his economic and geopolitical views rather than anecdotes about his personal or political life.

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96. In the speech Mitt Romney declared, "I believe in my Mormon faith and endeavor to live by it.

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97. Mitt Romney formally announced his candidacy for the 2008 Republican nomination for president on February 13, 2007, in Dearborn, Michigan.

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98. Mitt Romney filed to register a presidential campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission on his penultimate day in office as governor.

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99. In particular, Mitt Romney pushed for incorporating an individual mandate at the state level.

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100. Mitt Romney sought to bring near-universal health insurance coverage to the state.

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101. Mitt Romney changed his affiliation to Republican in October 1993 and formally announced his candidacy in February 1994.

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