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Mitt Romney

Candidate status: Dropped out on February 7, 2008.
Filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC on January 3, 2007

States won: MT | AK | ND | UT | MN | CO | MA | ME | NV | MI | WY

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Current job: Term as Massachusetts governor ended in January 2007

Birth date: March 12, 1947; Detroit, Michigan

Family: Married Ann Davies (1969-present); five children

Religion: Mormon

Education: Brigham Young University, B.A., 1971; Harvard University, M.B.A., J.D., 1975

Campaign Web site: www.mittromney.com
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In Their Own Words

No candidate should become the spokesman for his faith. For if he becomes president he will need the prayers of the people of all faiths.
-- in a December 6, 2007, speech on faith
Video Highlights
Transcripts and Speeches
Supporters
Some supporters, who may have also contributed to other candidates, include:
Meg Whitman, president and CEO of eBay Finance co-chair of exploratory committee
Donated $2,300
Meg Whitman
Dennis Hastert, former House speaker Member of Romney's exploratory committee Dennis Hastert
David Neeleman, CEO and chair of Jet Blue Airways
Donated $2,100
David Neeleman
Paul Otellini, CEO and president of Intel
Donated $2,300
Paul Otellini
Johnny Miller, golf analyst for NBC Sports
Donated $2,300
Johnny Miller
* Money figures are according to FEC
Advisers
Some of the top and notable advisers, according to the campaigns and/or media reports.
Beth Myers, campaign manager
Served as Romney's gubernatorial chief of staff.
Carl Forti, deputy campaign manager/political director
A former communications director at the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Matt Rhoades, communications director
A former research director at the Republican National Committee.
Alex Castellanos, senior advisor
Has worked for several GOP presidential campaigns including that of President Bush; principal in the Alexandria, Va. Firm National Media Inc.
Alex Castellanos
Kevin Madden, national press secretary
A former spokesman for House majority leaders John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Tom DeLay, R-Texas; a spokesman for President Bush's 2004 presidential campaign.
Alan Philp, head of "Idea Factory"
Policy director for then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, director of anti-Democrat Colorado 527 group, executive director of the Colorado Republican Party
Vin Weber, policy chairman
Chair of National Endowment for Democracy and CEO of Clark & Weinstock, former U.S. representative from Minnesota
Vin Weber
Sally Canfield, policy director
Policy adviser to then-House Speaker Dennis Hastert, former deputy chief of staff at Department of Homeland Security
* Special Notes
• Delegate counts represent CNN's most recent estimate for each candidate. For Democrats, the figures include pledged delegates and superdelegates. For Republicans, the figures include pledged delegates and unpledged RNC member delegates. There are currently 4,234 total delegates to the Democratic National Convention, including 3,409 pledged delegates and 825 superdelegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 2,118. There are currently 2,380 total delegates to the Republican National Convention, including 1,917 pledged delegates and 463 unpledged delegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 1,191. More about the delegate selection process
• Needed to Win: This refers to the total number of delegate votes needed by a candidate to win the party's nomination.
• States won: This refers to CNN's projected winner for each race until a final result has been determined. How CNN projects winners
Mitt Romney Fundraising
TOTAL as of 12/31/2007
Raised: $90,076,402
Spent: $87,644,955
Cash-on-Hand: $2,431,447
provided by FEC
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Ad Watch
Romney's Campaign Ad Highlight
Romney on the Issues
Abortion
Opposes abortion rights except in cases of rape, incest and to protect the life of the mother. Supported abortion rights as a 1994 Senate candidate.
Immigration
Opposes Bush-backed guest worker plan, saying it goes too far in expanding future immigration levels. Calls for a better system for employers to verify legal status of workers. Opposes allowing illegal immigrants to gain legal status apart from existing procedures available to all non-citizens. Opposes in-state tuition breaks for illegal immigrants. As governor, authorized use of state police for immigration enforcement.
Iraq
Supported Bush veto of Iraq war spending bill that would have withdrawn most U.S. troops by March 2008 at the latest. Opposes troop withdrawal. Supported the president's plan for additional troops in Iraq.
Same-sex marriage
Opposes same-sex marriage. Opposes civil unions, though had supported a Vermont-style civil unions law for Massachusetts.
Social Security
Has suggested creating an independent panel to formulate a plan to reform Social Security.
Taxes
Supports Bush tax cuts.
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