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Mitt Romney

Party Affiliation: Republican

Web site: http://www.mittromney.com/

Slogan: Believe in America

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Opinion: Why Romney's Not A Bloomberg Republican

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Mayor has changed parties but has not really wavered on convictions. The former Governor has traded every conviction in the aim to convince a party of his loyalty.

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Adios Newt: What Gingrich's SuperPAC Should Buy Next

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

That's all, folks. Now what happens to the Super PAC leftovers?

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On bin Laden Anniversary, Romney and Giuliani Visit 9/11 First Responders

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A year to the day after a team of Navy SEALs stormed Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, Mitt Romney was visiting firefighters in New York.

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Opinion: Obama Lost the bin Laden High Ground with Romney Attack Ad

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

With this childish attack, camp Obama vomited this absurd speculatory attack at Romney and ceded its some of that high ground.

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As GOP Opens Field Offices, Romney Trailing in Most Battleground States

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Republican Party will have field offices open in 12 key battleground states by mid-May. It's an infrastructure Mitt Romney will inherit when we finally stop putting "presumptive" in front of "nominee," and one he'll rely on to overcome recent polling deficits in crucial contests.

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Dear Lorne Michaels: I, Mitt Romney, Accept Your Invitation to Host Saturday Night Live

Monday, April 30, 2012

My campaign has determined with a reasonably high degree of significance that accepting your invitation would make me - Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney look “spontaneous” and “fun.”

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Opinion: The GOP's Dumb Pivot to Foreign Affairs

Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's a bad sign for Republicans if their candidate is trying to focus the debate back on international security.

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The Takeaway

The State of the GOP

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Five Republican primaries, no real surprises: Mitt Romney sweeps the night and is now looking ahead to the general election. Anna Sale, reporter for our co-producer WNYC's politics website It's A Free Country, takes a step back to discusses Newt Gingrich and the continuation of this seemingly finished race. Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country contributor and professor of political science at Iowa State University, looks forwards and considers Romney's fight for the hearts and minds of the GOP base.

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Opinion: Romney is Coasting to the GOP Nod, But Not the Hearts and Minds

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In the competitive primaries and caucuses Romney almost never got 50 percent of the vote. It’s also alarming to some that Santorum has not endorsed him and that in addition to Ron Paul, former Speaker Newt Gingrich is also still in the race although he represents a dying star. I ...

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Track: New York Primary Returns

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney won the New York primary with 63 percent of the vote. But as expected, turnout was low - Romney won with 100,000 votes statewide out of 160,000 votes cast in total. 

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Romney's Tri-State Swing: Six Fundraisers and a Few Unanswered Questions

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Coming off the Northeastern primaries on Tuesday, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney will attend six fundraising events in New York and New Jersey.

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The Messy, Inconsistent End to the Gingrich Campaign

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The media has largely ignored Newt Gingrinch's presidential campaign this month, unless you count headlines generated when a penguin bit his finger at a St. Louis zoo stop.

But Gingrich is still campaigning for president, even though he is out of money and lagging far back in the polls. He made stops in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York ahead of primaries there today.  

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Opinion: Giuliani - But Not Bloomberg - for Mitt Romney

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The praise Rudy Giuliani offered Romney was predictable, but the endorsement is more notable for everything the Romney camp doesn't want you thinking about.

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The Empire

Low Turnout Expected for NY GOP Primary

Monday, April 23, 2012

Republicans in New York go to the polls Tuesday to nominate a presidential candidate. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Congressman Ron Paul have both made campaign stops in New York, but it's not expected to shake Romney's commanding lead. Even before Rick Santorum left the race earlier this month, Romney led the field by more than 30 points among registered Republicans in the Empire State.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, April 20, 2012

One man gets named to Time's 100 Most Influential list, while the other denies falling asleep at a Bruce Springsteen concert.

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American Business View

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School, Mitt Romney economic advisor and author of Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity, weighs in on inequality, taxation and the Citigroup shareholder vote.

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The Takeaway

Economy or Personality? The Numbers Behind Obama and Romney's Vulnerabilities

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

As they look towards the general elections, it's clear that President Obama and GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney both face very specific problems. Romney’s problem is one of personality: no candidate in the modern polling era with personal favorability ratings as low as his has ever won the presidency. Obama doesn't have a popularity problem, but he does face some trouble with the economy: no incumbent president has ever won re-election with unemployment rates as high as they are likely to be in November. Carroll Doherty, associate director for Pew Research Center, and Kenneth C. Davis, author of "Don't Know Much About History," explain what is behind these numbers.

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The Takeaway

The Romney Campaign's Image Makeover

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's no secret that Mitt Romney has a bit of an image problem with the American public. In an ABC News/Washington Post poll released late last month, the presumed Republican nominee had the lowest favorability rating of any major Presidential contender since the poll's launch. But in the past week, the campaign has begun to reorient itself. Explaining the Romney campaign's reorientation is Anna Sale, reporter for It's A Free Country, and Ron Christie, republican strategist and Takeaway contributor.

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Opinion: Let's Re-Brand Tax Day as 'Invest in America Day'

Friday, April 13, 2012

Americans may get uneasy punishing people for their wealth and success, but we are comfortable asking those winners to acknowledge their gains were made in a system to which we all contributed. That's all the Buffett rule suggests; but it's not the operating system of Bain capital.

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The Takeaway

How Ann Romney Shapes Mitt's Campaign

Friday, April 13, 2012

Whether or not it was fair for Hilary Rosen to blast Ann Romney’s career, it’s clear that the Romney campaign isn’t taking the issue lightly. Ann Romney went on Fox News yesterday to defend herself — and she quickly pivoted from defense to offense with a plug for her husband and his family values. New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor has written about Ann Romney on the campaign trail in the past, and she weighs in now on the image the candidate's wife is shaping for the next phase of the campaign.

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