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Mitt Romney

American businessman and politicianadd

Category: Politics

Born in 1947.

Countries: United States (72%), Massachusetts (8%), (5%)

Main connections: Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan

Linked to: Bain Capital, Republican Party, Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002, Associated Press

 

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Mitt Romney was born in 1947 add something


1949

Ann Romney - "'Ann Lois Romney"' is the wife of American businessman and politician Mitt Romney, who was the Republican nominee in the 2012 U.S. presidential election


1960

Romney said he should neither be elected nor rejected based upon his religion, and echoed Senator John F. Kennedy's famous speech during his 1960 presidential campaign in saying "I will put no doctrine of any church above the plain duties of the office and the sovereign authority of the law. add something


1962

Michael Barone (pundit) - He graduated from Cranbrook School in 1962, three years ahead of 1965 graduate Mitt Romney


1966

In May 1966, he was part of a counter-protest against a group staging a sit-in in the university administration building in opposition to draft status tests. add something

 

In July 1966, Romney left for 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary, a traditional duty that his father and other relatives had done. add something


1968

He was promoted to zone leader in Bordeaux in early 1968, in the spring of that year became assistant to the mission president in Paris, the highest position for a missionary. add something

 

In June 1968, an automobile Romney was driving in southern France was hit by another vehicle, seriously injuring him and killing one of his passengers, the wife of the mission president. add something

 

By the end of his stint in December 1968, Romney was overseeing the work of 175 fellow members. add something


1969

Ann Romney - She attended Brigham Young University , married Mitt Romney in 1969, and in 1975 received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French

 

Ann Romney - Ann Davies and Mitt Romney were married in a civil ceremony on March 21, 1969, at her Bloomfield Hills home, with a reception afterward at the Bloomfield Hills Country Club


1971

He graduated from Brigham Young in 1971, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and giving commencement addresses to both his own College of Humanities and to the whole university. add something


1977

In 1977, he was hired away by Bain & Company, a management consulting firm in Boston that had been formed a few years earlier by Bill Bain and other former BCG employees. add something


1981

He served as ward bishop for Belmont, Massachusetts from 1981 to 1986, acting as the ecclesiastical and administrative head of his congregation. add something


1983

Romney was restless for a company of his own to run, and in 1983, Bill Bain offered him the chance to head a new venture that would buy into companies, have them benefit from Bain techniques, and reap higher rewards than just consulting fees. add something


1984

Thus, in 1984, Romney left Bain & Company to co-found the spin-off private equity investment firm, Bain Capital. add something


1986

As general partner of the new firm, Romney spent little money on costs such as office appearance, and saw weak spots in so many potential deals that by 1986, very few had been done. add something

 

From 1986 to 1994, Romney presided over the Boston Stake, which included more than a dozen congregations in eastern Massachusetts with a total of about 4,000 church members. add something


1990

In 1990, Romney was asked to return to Bain & Company, which was facing financial collapse. add something


1992

He turned Bain & Company over to new leadership and returned to Bain Capital in December 1992. add something


1993

Romney changed his affiliation from Independent to Republican in October 1993 and formally announced his candidacy in February 1994. add something


1994

By mid-September 1994, polls showed the race to be approximately even. add something

 

Dov Hikind - Hikind has broken ranks with his party before, most notably in his endorsement of Republican candidates George Pataki for governor in 1994, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney for president

 

Victoria Reggie Kennedy - In Kennedy's 1994 senatorial re-election campaign against Mitt Romney, she was credited by "The New York Times" with "giving him a political advantage in a difficult contest

 

Ted Kennedy - In the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, Kennedy faced his first serious challenger, the young, telegenic, and very well-funded Mitt Romney


1996

According to figures in The Almanac of American Politics 1996, which relies on official campaign finance reports. add something


1999

On February 11, 1999, Romney was hired as the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002. add something

 

Romney has received four honorary doctorates: an Honorary Doctor of Business from the University of Utah in 1999, an Honorary Doctor of Law from Bentley College in 2002, an Honorary Doctor of Public Administration from Suffolk University Law School in 2004, and an Honorary Doctor of Public Service from Hillsdale College in 2007. add something

 

Romney left Bain Capital in February 1999 to serve as the President and CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games Organizing Committee. add something


2002

Both achieved their first elected position at age 55, as Republican governor of a Democratic-leaning state. add something

 

In 2002, Republican Acting Governor Jane Swift's administration was plagued by political missteps and personal scandals. add something

 

People magazine included Romney in its 50 Most Beautiful People list for 2002. add something

 

In March 2002, Swift decided not to seek her party's nomination, and so Romney was unopposed in the Republican party primary. add something

 

In June 2002, the Massachusetts State Ballot Law Commission unanimously ruled that Romney was eligible to run. add something

 

Jonathon Keats - However it did become a topic of debate in the 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial race, garnering cryptic words of support from the Mitt Romney campaign and sparked a copycat petition drive in Santa Cruz, California


 

Romney was sworn in as the 70th governor of Massachusetts on January 2, 2003. add something

 

William M. Bulger - As fallout from these remarks, he was forced out by then-Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney from his position as president of the University of Massachusetts in 2003

 

Pat McCrory - In 2003, President George W. Bush appointed McCrory to the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council alongside Mitt Romney, Sonny_Perdue, and Lee H. Hamilton

 

Kerry Healey - She served from 2003 to 2007 with Governor Mitt Romney


2004

During 2004, Romney spent considerable effort trying to bolster the state Republican Party, but it failed to gain any seats in the state legislative elections that year. add something

 

In 2004, Romney received the inaugural Truce Ideal Award for his role in the 2002 Winter Olympics. add something

 

Romney wrote a book about his experience titled Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games, published in 2004. add something

 

Department of Public Health), Romney reluctantly backed a state constitutional amendment in February 2004 that would have banned same-sex marriage but still allow civil unions, viewing it as the only feasible way to ban same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. add something

 

In May 2004, Romney instructed town clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but citing a 1913 law that barred out-of-state residents from getting married in Massachusetts if their union would be illegal in their home state, no marriage licenses were to be issued to out-of-state same-sex couples not planning to move to Massachusetts. add something

 

After positing that any measure adopted not raise taxes and not resemble the previous decade's failed "Hillarycare" proposal, Romney formed a team of consultants from different political backgrounds that beginning in late 2004 came up with a set of innovative proposals more ambitious than an incremental one from the Massachusetts Senate and more acceptable to him than one from the Massachusetts House of Representatives that incorporated a new payroll tax. add something

 

Paul G. Kirk - In 2004 the Massachusetts General Court had withdrawn the authority of the governor to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy by appointment, to prevent the then-Governor Mitt Romney, a Republican, from appointing a Republican to fill the remainder of Democrat John Kerry's Senate term, if Kerry were to win the 2004 presidential election

 

Christy Mihos - In 2004, when Mihos's five-year term on the Authority expired, Governor Mitt Romney replaced him with Daniel A. Grabauskas, the 2002 Republican nominee for State Treasurer


2005

In 2005, Romney revealed a change of view regarding abortion, moving from an "unequivocal" pro-choice position expressed during his 2002 campaign to a pro-life one where he opposed Roe v. add something

 

The change in 2005 on abortion was the result of what Romney described as an epiphany experienced while investigating stem cell research issues. add something

 

In June 2005, Romney abandoned his support for the compromise amendment, stating that the amendment confused voters who oppose both same-sex marriage and civil unions. add something

 

Reed V. Hillman - In 2005, Hillman was suggested by Governor Mitt Romney to be considered for the position of U.S. Marshal for Massachusetts


2006

Edward B. Teague III - Teague has been clerk magistrate at Falmouth District Court since 2006, following his nomination and appointment by Governor Mitt Romney

 

Mike Murphy (political consultant) - He was, until January 2006, an adviser to Mitt Romney, the Governor of Massachusetts and an about-to-become candidate for the Republican presidential nomination for the 2008 presidential election

 

Matthew J. Amorello - After the collapse of a portion of the roof of the I-90 Connector Tunnel on July 10, 2006 in which 38-year-old Milena Del Valle, of Jamaica Plain, was killed, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney called for Amorello's resignation


2007

An additional blind trust existed in the name of the Romneys' children and grandchildren that was valued at between $70 and $100 million as of 2007. add something

 

As a result of his business career, by 2007, Romney and his wife had a net worth of between $190 and $250 million, most of it held in blind trusts. add something

 

During fiscal 2007, Romney cut $384 million in spending that the legislature wanted; in January 2007, midway through the fiscal year, incoming Governor Deval Patrick restored that amount, and declared that the state faced a "looming budget shortfall" of $1 billion for fiscal 2008. add something

 

Bay Buchanan - In 2007, Bay served as chairman to Tancredo's presidential campaign, after which she became a senior advisor to Mitt Romney

 

Bradley A. Smith - In 2007-08, he was an adviser on the Constitution and the courts for the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney

 

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - The term "Obamacare" was originally coined by opponents, notably Mitt Romney in 2007, as a pejorative term

 

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - The word was first uttered in a political campaign by Mitt Romney in May 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Cleon Skousen - In September 2007, a year prior to the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Jan Mickelson of Iowa radio station WHO and Republican Iowa caucus presidential candidate Mitt Romney discussed Skousen in an off-the-air conversation during a break in Mickelson's broadcast, which Mickelson recorded

 

Robert Bork - On December 15, 2007, Bork endorsed Mitt Romney for President


2008

Romney formally announced his candidacy for the 2008 Republican nomination for president on February 13, 2007, at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. add something

 

Sarah Steelman - Although several leaders in the Missouri Republican Party had indicated their support for Mitt Romney in 2008, Steelman reportedly was "leaning toward McCain again in 2008

 

Ann Marie Buerkle - Buerkle was endorsed by former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, as well as by former Massachusetts Governor and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

 

Mike Conaway - Conaway endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for president in 2008.

 

Mike Simpson - During the 2008 Presidential primaries, Simpson was an early supporter of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and a member of his Congressional Whip Team.

 

Craig DeRoche - During the 2008 presidential election campaign, DeRoche was co-chairman of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's campaign in Michigan

 

Dean Koontz - He donated to the 2008 US Presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and John McCain

 

Glenda Hood - Hood endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the 2008 presidential election

 

Cass Ballenger - In 2008 presidential election, he endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination and endorsed incumbent Patrick T. McHenry in the NC Primaries

 

Joseph M. Kyrillos - Kyrillos was the New Jersey Chairman of Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign

 

Tom Petri - Petri endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2008 GOP presidential primary.

 

Terry Rakolta - Rakolta's husband was a National Chairman for Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign

 

Kathryn Jean Lopez - She was a vocal supporter of Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008

 

Jim Talent - Talent, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign, most recently served as a member of Romney's 2012 Economic Policy Team during the 2012 Presidential Election

 

Nancy Worley - Worley's lawyers revealed a letter, sent by State Treasurer Kay Ivey to her employees, soliciting campaign contributions for the 2008 presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

 

Ross Perot - In January 2008, Perot publicly came out against Republican candidate John McCain and endorsed Mitt Romney for President

 

Mike Huckabee - On January 8, 2008, Huckabee finished in third place in the New Hampshire primary, behind John McCain in first place, and Mitt Romney who finished second, with Huckabee receiving one more delegate for a total of 18 delegates, gained via elections, and 21 total delegates, versus 30 total for Romney, and 10 for McCain

 

Mike Huckabee - On January 15, 2008, Huckabee finished in third place in the Michigan Republican primary, 2008, behind John McCain in second place, Mitt Romney who finished first and ahead of Ron Paul who finished in fourth place

 

Ann Coulter - On January 16, 2008, Coulter began endorsing Governor Mitt Romney as her choice for the 2008 Republican nomination, saying he is "manifestly the best candidate"

 

Morton Blackwell - On January 24, 2008, following the departure of Fred Thompson from the field of candidates seeking the nomination, Blackwell threw his support behind former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

 

Rudy Giuliani - On January 29, 2008, Giuliani finished a distant third in the Florida result with 15 percent of the vote, trailing McCain and Romney

 

Mike Huckabee - On January 29, 2008, Huckabee finished in fourth place in the Florida primary, behind Rudy Giuliani in third, Mitt Romney in second, and John McCain in first place


2009

He finished first in the CPAC straw poll in 2009 and second in 2010 and 2011 behind Ron Paul, won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll in 2010, and won the New Hampshire Straw Poll in 2011. add something

 

He served on the board of directors of Marriott International for a second time from 2009 to 2011. add something

 

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Experts have pointed out that the healthcare legislation that emerged from Congress in 2009 and 2010 is patterned, largely, after former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney's state healthcare plan which contains the individual mandate


2010

By 2010 and 2011, Romney and his wife were receiving about $21 million a year from investment income, of which about $3 million went to federal income taxes and about $3.5 million to charity, including to the LDS Church. add something

 

In 2010, the Romney family's Tyler Charitable Foundation gave out about $650,000, with some of it going to organizations that fight specific diseases. add something

 

Romney has always tithed to the LDS Church, over time donating millions of dollars to it, including stock from Bain Capital holdings. add something

 

Romney maintained his voting registration in Massachusetts, however, and bought a smaller condominium in Belmont, Massachusetts during 2010. add something

 

A January 2010, National Journal poll of political insiders found that a majority of Republican insiders, and a plurality of Democratic insiders, predicted Romney would become the party's 2012 nominee. add something

 

In February 2010, Romney had a minor altercation with LMFAO musical group member Skyler Gordy, known as Sky Blu, on an airplane flight. add something

 

Kelly Ayotte - Many prominent GOP figures went to New Hampshire to help Ayotte in her 2010 campaign, including John McCain, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Haley_Barbour, and Rick Santorum


2011

The couple's net worth remained in the same range as of 2011, and was still held in blind trusts. add something

 

Robert Bork - He served as a visiting professor at the University of Richmond School of Law and is a professor at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, FL. In 2011, Bork began working as a legal adviser for the presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney

 

Cindy Crawford - In 2011, Crawford endorsed Mitt Romney for President of the United States

 

Newt Gingrich - Mitt Romney to win Florida primary, CBS News projects, CBS News, January 31, 2011.

 

Newt Gingrich - Poll: Newt Gingrich's lead over Romney is gone, CBS News, December 19, 2011.

 

Fred Karger - In June 2011, he filed a formal complaint with Massachusetts authorities, accusing fellow Republican nomination candidate Mitt Romney of having registered and voted in Massachusetts when his primary residence was in another state

 

Chris Christie - On October 11, 2011, Christie endorsed Mitt Romney for president

 

Dan Quayle - In December 2011 Quayle announced that he was endorsing Mitt Romney for the Republican Presidential nomination


2012

Following the election, Romney paved the way for a possible 2012 presidential campaign by keeping much of his PAC's money to pay for salaries and consulting fees for his existing political staff and to build a political infrastructure for what might become a $1 billion campaign three years hence. add something

 

Polls of various kinds showed Romney remaining in the forefront of possible 2012 presidential contenders. add something

 

See May 8, 2012, "New York Times" Ashley Parker blog entry ://thecaucus add something

 

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

 

On August 11, 2012, the Romney campaign announced the selection of Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice-presidential running mate add something

 

On August 28, 2012, the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, officially nominated Romney as their candidate for the presidency add something

 

He was defeated by incumbent President Barack Obama in the November 2012 general election add something

 

In December 2012, he joined the board of Marriott International for a third stint as a director add something

 

Pat Buchanan - Buchanan endorsed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, stating in an article that "Obama offers more of the stalemate America has gone through for the past two years" while "Romney alone offers a possibility of hope and change

 

Nate Silver - Considerable criticism during the 2012 elections came from political conservatives, who argued that Silver's election projections were politically biased against Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for President

 

Thaddeus McCotter - Cotter called the end of his presidential campaign "death by media" and said that he would endorse Mitt Romney and would consider running again for his 11th congressional district in 2012.

 

John Kerry - During the 2012 Obama reelection campaign, Kerry participated in one on one debate prep with the president, impersonating the Republican candidate Mitt Romney

 

Harry Reid - During the summer of 2012, Reid said during an interview with "The Huffington Post" that he had received information from an unidentified investor in Bain Capital that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney did not pay any taxes for 10 years

 

Kellen Clemens - Furthermore, Clemens noted that he is very supportive of the Pro-Life cause, and publicly credits Mitt Romney for his 2012 vote

 

Mary Ann Glendon - Glendon is a supporter of Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election

 

James Delingpole - He supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election in the USA.

 

Glenn Hubbard (economist) - Hubbard served as economic advisor to the 2012 presidential campaign of Mitt Romney, a position he held during Romney's 2008 presidential campaign

 

Billy Graham - In 2012, Graham publicly endorsed the Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney

 

Ross Perot - In 2012, Perot endorsed Mitt Romney for President

 

G. E. Smith - In August of 2012 Smith performed for the Republican Party and Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida

 

Selma Blair - In October of the same year, Blair starred in the political-satire story "The woman for Romney" about the campaign proposals of the former "Republican Party's" nominee for the 2012 United States presidential election, Mitt Romney

 

Jason Chaffetz - In early 2012 Chaffetz worked as a representative of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign during primary season, shadowing the campaign of rival GOP candidate Newt Gingrich to offer rebuttals to reporters following Gingrich speeches.

 

John McCain - In the 2012 Republican Party presidential primaries, McCain endorsed former 2008 rival Mitt Romney and campaigned for him, but compared the contest to a Greek tragedy due to its drawn-out nature with massive Super PAC-funded attack ads damaging all the contenders

 

Nate Silver - In the 2012 United States presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, he correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states and the District of Columbia

 

Mike DeWine - In the 2012 Republican presidential primary, DeWine initially endorsed Tim Pawlenty, endorsed Mitt Romney after Pawlenty dropped out of the race

 

Maureen Mahoney - In the 2012 presidential election, Mahoney supports Mitt Romney

 

Jimmy Carter - In the Republican party 2012 Presidential primary, Carter endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in mid-September, not because he supports Romney, but because he feels Obama's re-election bid would be strengthened in a race against Romney.

 

Mike MacRae - MacRae contributes voice impersonations to the Jimmy Dore Show on KPFK in Los Angeles, every Friday at 3pm PST. In the fall of 2012, he began appearing on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM, doing his impersonation of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney

 

Michael Barone (pundit) - On November 5th, 2012 Barone predicted a generous victory for Mitt Romney

 

H. G. Bissinger - On Oct. 8, 2012, Buzz endorsed Mitt Romney for president

 

Bob Schieffer - Schieffer moderated the third debate of the presidential candidates in 2012, between President Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, on October 22 in Boca Raton, Florida

 

Aaron Schock - Schock has endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries, and he has appeared with Romney at campaign events.

 

Newt Gingrich - South Carolina Primary: Newt Gingrich Defeats Mitt Romney, ABC News Projects, ABC News, January 21, 2012.

 

Ted Strickland - Strickland became a resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics in Spring 2012, where he stayed until May. Strickland spoke on the first night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention attacking and mocking Republican nominee Mitt Romney for outsourcing American jobs and for his foreign bankaccounts.

 

Fred Karger - This was the day after GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced forming his 2012 exploratory committee; Karger declared himself the "Anti-Romney" candidate, and later stated that he "plans to run a campaign specifically designed to throw a wrench into Romney's run

 

Julianne Hough - In January 2012, it was revealed that she supports Mitt Romney in the 2012 United States presidential election

 

Donald Trump - In February 2012 he endorsed Mitt Romney prior to the Nevada caucuses

 

Mike DeWine - On February 17, 2012, DeWine announced he was retracting his endorsement of Mitt Romney and endorsed Rick Santorum

 

S. Truett Cathy - In May 2012, Cathy received an honorary doctorate along with presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Liberty University's spring commencement ceremony

 

Dick Morris - In August 2012 Morris claimed that Bill Clinton was going to vote for Mitt Romney, but that he would still speak in favor of Obama because "his wife is hostage

 

Robert Zoellick - In August 2012, "Politico" reported that 'in diplomatic circles it is seen as very likely' that Zoellick "could get the top job" as United States Secretary of State in a potential Romney cabinet

 

Jenna Jameson - Jameson endorsed Mitt Romney to CBS News on August 2, 2012, stating, "I'm very looking forward to a Republican being back in office

 

Soledad O'Brien - While filling in for Anderson Cooper 360 on August 13, 2012, O'Brien was seen on screen reading from a blog during an interview with Barbara Comstock, an adviser to Mitt Romney

 

Chris Christie - On August 27, 2012, the "New York Post" reported that according to anonymous sources Christie had not been willing to give up the governorship to be Mitt Romney's running mate because he had doubts about their ability to win

 

James Brown - On August 30, 2012, United States Republican Party presidential candidate Willard "Mitt" Romney accepted the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination to the tune of Brown's "Living in America"

 

Eva Longoria - In October 2012, Longoria posted a vulgar message on her Twitter account from another user about presidential candidate Mitt Romney

 

Stacey Dash - On October 7, 2012 Dash posted an endorsement of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney on her Twitter account

 

Mike Gallagher - Then in 2012 Gallagher served as the moderator of a "virtual" online debate between Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, pre-taped on October 12, 2012 and broadcast on the Internet after the third 2012 Presidential debate

 

Efraim Halevy - For October 23, 2012, during the United States presidential campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Halevy published an Op-Ed piece "Who Threw Israel Under the Bus-" in the New York Times countering Mitt Romney's assertions about Obama's stance toward Israel

 

Meat Loaf - On October 25, 2012, Meat Loaf endorsed Mitt Romney for President of the United States, citing poor relations with Russia as a major reason he had been "arguing for Mitt Romney for a year"

 

David Mamet - In November 2012 Mamet penned an article for the "The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles" imploring fellow Jewish Americans to vote for Republican nominee Mitt Romney

 

Ann Romney - In the November 6, 2012, general election, Mitt Romney lost as President Obama was re-elected


2013

In March 2013, Romney gave a reflective interview on "Fox News Sunday", stating, "It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done" add something


2014

The 2014 documentary film "Mitt" showed a behind-the-scenes, family-based perspective on both of Romney's presidential campaigns and received positive notices for humanizing the candidate and illustrating the toll that campaigning takes add something

 

Romney appeared to open the door slightly to a run in August 2014, saying, "Circumstances can change, but I'm just not going to let my head go there add something

 

With no Republican presidential contender emerging as a front-runner and Hillary Rodham Clinton seen as a potentially strong Democratic nominee, the speculation intensified, and by October 2014 there were indications that Romney was entertaining the idea add something


2015

In January 2015, Romney told a group of donors during a private meeting that he was in fact considering a run in 2016 In doing so he was positioning himself against former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who had already set a likely campaign in motion and would be a rival to Romney for establishment Republican support add something

 

Romney announced on January 30, 2015, that he would not run for president in 2016, saying that while he thought he could win the nomination, "one of our next generation of Republican leaders" would be better positioned to win the general election add something

 

On October 29, 2015, Romney's running mate Paul Ryan was elected the 54th Speaker of the United States House, succeeding John Boehner add something


2016

A poll of Iowan Republicans showed Romney with a large lead there over other potential 2016 candidates add something

 

Then Romney gave a speech on March 3, 2016, at the Hinckley Institute of Politics, that represented a scathing attack on Trump's personal behavior, business performance, and domestic and foreign policy stances add something


2017

In February 2017, Romney praised Trump is "off to a very strong start" in fulfilling his campaign promises, although he has "no regrets" about his anti-Trump speech add something

 

In September 2017 press reports said that should U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch retire, Romney would run in Utah for that seat in 2018 add something

 

In September and October 2017 press reports said that should U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch retire, Romney would run in Utah for that seat in 2018 add something

 

In November 2017, New Right provocateur Steve Bannon gave a speech in Alabama in support of the U.S. Senate candidacy of Roy Moore, which Romney had opposed add something


2018

On January 2, 2018, after Orrin Hatch announced he would retire, Romney changed his Twitter location from Massachusetts to Holladay, Utah add something

 

In February 2018, Romney announced his candidacy for the 2018 Senate election in Utah add something

 

On February 16, 2018, Romney formally launched his campaign through a video message posted on Facebook and Twitter add something


2019

Romney is scheduled to take office on January 3, 2019 add something