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March 6, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Mitt Romney has won the Virginia Republican presidential primary, according to the Associated Press. Romney was the clear favorite in the state, where just two Republican candidates - Romney and Ron Paul - had qualified for the ballot. Forty-nine delegates are at stake in that race, and Romney is likely to win all or nearly all of them. Thirteen of the delegates will be awarded to the candidate who wins 50% or more of the vote and an additional 33 delegates will be awarded by congressional district.
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NEWS
December 30, 2011 | By Maeve Reston
Shortly after returning to New Hampshire, Mitt Romney appeared to make a passing reference to Newt Gingrich's tearful moment earlier on Friday in Iowa. After introducing two of his sons, who have been campaigning for him in New Hampshire this week, at a packed spaghetti dinner in Merrimack, Romney mentioned his parents -- as he often does in his standard stump speech. "At a time like this I think about my parents, and I'm sure during the holidays you think about your parents as well," Romney said.
NEWS
July 15, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Mitt Romney headed into the third financial quarter of the year with $12.7 million cash on hand after raising $18.3 million in the past three months.  Romney relied heavily on large-dollar donors: Just 6% of individual contributions came in amounts of $200 or less. About $517,000 was collected by six bundlers, the campaign revealed in a list posted to the Federal Elections Commission website.  The former Massachusetts governor's second-quarter haul is considerably less than the $30 to $50 million his supporters had floated as a goal earlier this year, but still many millions more than the rest of the Republican contenders.
NEWS
October 11, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Just one week after announcing he would not run for president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is endorsing Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination, sources confirm. Christie will attend Tuesday night's Republican debate in New Hampshire as Romney's guest. The Romney campaign had announced the former Massachusetts governor would address supporters this afternoon with a "special guest. " When he reaffirmed his decision not to be a presidential candidate, Christie had suggested he was not likely to endorse one of the official candidates soon.
NEWS
December 14, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Mitt Romney isn't backing down from his call for rival Newt Gingrich to return the $1.6 million he earned as a consultant to mortgage giant Freddie Mac. In an interview on Fox News on Wednesday morning, Romney renewed the call, and argued that it was Gingrich's fault the money had become an issue. “He said anyone who profited from Freddie Mac should give the money back,” Romney said. “Well, he profited $1.6 million from an agency that helped bring down the entire economy; he ought to give it back.” (Actually, Gingrich suggested that politicians who supported the mortgage giant should be jailed.)
NATIONAL
January 19, 2012 | By David Horsey
Reporting from Charleston, S.C. -- What did Mitt Romney do on the afternoon before the climactic debate that could determine whether he wins his party's nomination? He went shopping, of course. About 2 p.m. Thursday, I was strolling north past the posh shops on King Street when I recognized the burly man in the black suit who was walking briskly toward me. I'd seen him the night before alertly scanning the crowd as Romney pumped hands and posed with babies after a speech. In that split second of recognition, the security man passed by and I caught a glimpse of the guy behind him -- a man dressed casually in jeans, a checked shirt and windbreaker.
NEWS
August 12, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is worth between $190 million and $250 million, his campaign announced Friday after filing personal financial reports with the Federal Election Commission. He is by far the richest of all current presidential candidates who have filed the required reports, which ask candidates to disclose a broad range of values for their assets, liabilities and income. The report paints a picture of financial health for the former Massachusetts governor, suggesting that Romney has the funds available to help finance his campaign, should he choose to do so. Photos: Scenes From Iowa - Republicans at the State Fair Romney personally invested about $35 million into his 2008 presidential run. Romney drew fire recently for remarking that he is "unemployed," but his financial reports show that he drew nearly $375,000 in speaking fees and about $114,000 for serving on the board at Marriott International during the roughly 18-month period covered by the report.
NEWS
October 11, 2011 | By Kim Geiger and Maeve Reston
Mitt Romney appeared to be softening to the Occupy Wall Street protests on Monday, taking a more sympathetic tone as he remarked on the movement, which he had called “dangerous” just a week before.  “I look at what's happening on Wall Street and my view is, boy, I understand how those people feel,” he said at a town hall event in Hopkinton, N.H. “Because with median income down 10% ... with chronic unemployment, long-term unemployment worse...
NEWS
January 6, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
Showing confidence in his strong position in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney wrapped up a swing through South Carolina on Friday morning - making strong appeals to the state's substantial bloc of veterans to join his effort as he campaigned with John McCain, a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war, at his side. A new poll released Friday shows Mitt Romney surging into the lead in South Carolina, where he finished fourth behind McCain in 2008. Despite that finish, McCain argued that South Carolina voters were consolidating behind Romney, noting that as recently as a few weeks ago no one would have predicted that the former Massachusetts governor would win the Iowa caucus - albeit by a slim margin.
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