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Party Affiliation: Republican

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

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Opinion: Why Nobody Saw Gingrich Coming in SC

Sunday, January 22, 2012

South Carolina is the beating heart of the real South, and there is a long sociology of many South Carolinians disliking slick, rich Yankees. Newt played to that as a neighbor from Georgia.

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Track: South Carolina Primary Returns

Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's primary day in South Carolina, the first-in-the-South presidential primary. Track returns on our Patchwork Nation map. It shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 46 counties, but how the candidates are doing in each of state's five community types.

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Opinion: Thank Citizens United for the Bloody Battle in South Carolina

Friday, January 20, 2012

With Super PACs savaging candidates left and right, January 21st is a fitting date for the South Carolina Primary: it's the two-year anniversary of Citizens United.

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SC Voters Reserved Over Romney's Mormonism

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It’s gotten dirty down here in the South: When South Carolina Republican voters were prompted with questions about the GOP candidates' values, Romney’s religion came up again and again.

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Opinion: I Was So Wrong About Rick Perry

Thursday, January 19, 2012

In 2008 I had made the far-out prediction that John McCain would win the primary. Everyone said I was nuts, and when I was right I reveled in the accolades of my friends calling me a genius.  Still intoxicated from being so right, I figured I'd try a longshot prediction again and I was wrong. Mea culpa.

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Opinion: The Iowa Miscount Doesn't Matter

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The probability that Rick Santorum won and not Mitt Romney made no real difference because Romney was the untouchable front runner in New Hampshire already. Santorum would not have won New Hampshire even if he had been declared the winner in Iowa.

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The Takeaway

South Carolina's GOP Chair on the Primary

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Three days before the South Carolina Republican primary it seems like time has run out for Mitt Romney’s GOP rivals. The former Massachusetts governor is winning by a large margin in South Carolina polls, and should he go on to win the Palmetto state, he most likely will earn the Republican presidential nomination. But who knows what attacks will be launched, endorsements will be made and what surprises might be in store over the next 72 hours. Chad Connelly, South Carolina's GOP chairman, talks about the political climate in his home state.

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WNYC News

Mitt Romney Supporters Flock to Midtown Manhattan Fundraiser

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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A few days ahead of the South Carolina primary, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney held a fundraiser in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday where economy was a keystone of the frontrunner’s remarks and the topic that was at the forefront of supporters’ minds.

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The Takeaway

Grover Norquist on Mitt Romney's Tax Issues

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come under pressure to make public his tax returns: We know he pays tax, but how much tax? A moment of disclosure from the former Massachusetts governor who says most of his income comes from past investments. Most of us pay, lets say a little more: Mitt has told us he may release his tax returns in April, but his rivals want him to do so sooner. Grover Norquist, is the president of Americans for Tax Reform.

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Watch: Colbert's Pro-Cain Super PAC Ad, and Others

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

We've been hearing a lot in recent debates about Super PACs and 527s and all the secretive nasty things they do during campaigns. Here's what they look like in action, starting with Stephen Colbert's latest ad for Herman Cain.

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Mica Endorses Romney

Monday, January 16, 2012

The chair of the House Transportation Committee, John Mica (R-Fla.), has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Here's the full statement from his office:
CONGRESSMAN JOHN MICA ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF MITT ROMNEY

ORLANDO, Fla. – Congressman John Mica announced today his support for Mitt
Romney for President of the United States.

“I am honored to have earned Congressman Mica’s trust and support,” said
Mitt Romney. “Like me, Congressman Mica understands that we need to cut
spending, reduce government regulations and lower taxes to spur economic
growth. With his help, I am confident we can spread this message across
Florida and defeat President Obama in November 2012.”

Announcing his support, Congressman Mica said, “It has not been my
practice to endorse candidates in primary elections, but as I look at the
direction our country has been taken under this President, I worry for our
children and our grandchildren about our future. And, as I look at the
field of candidates in this election, no one matches the outstanding
business and elected executive credentials of Mitt Romney. He has the
skills, experience and vision needed to defeat President Obama and turn
around our economy. As a successful businessman and a fiscally responsible
governor, Mitt knows how to balance budgets and he understands how to
create jobs. He has also laid out bold plans to cut taxes, shrink
government and control our national deficit. I am proud to endorse his
candidacy and I look forward to campaigning with him across the Sunshine
State.”

Background On Congressman Mica:

One of the I-4 corridors most recognized and popular conservative leaders,
John Mica has represented the 7th Congressional District of Florida since
1993.  Acknowledged as a national leader on transportation policy, he was
chosen by his peers to chair the powerful House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee in 2010.

Rep. Mica’s public service experience includes two terms in the Florida
House of Representatives and five years as Chief of Staff to the late U.S.
Senator Paula Hawkins. Mica also established several successful business
ventures including real estate, communications, international trade
consulting and governmental affairs firms. Rep. Mica and his wife, Pat,
were married in 1972 and have resided in Central Florida since they were
married.

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Jon Huntsman Drops Out, Rick Santorum Picks Up Evangelical Support

Monday, January 16, 2012

This seems to be the race of late deciders, sudden reversals, and surprising distractions. And perhaps the biggest surprise of the weekend was that it wasn't Rick Perry who dropped out of the race. Instead, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman will announce today that he is ending his candidacy and endorsing Romney.

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Candidates Sell Themselves—and Attack Each Other—in South Carolina

Friday, January 13, 2012

Newt Gingrich reminds voters of that time Mitt Romney sang "Who Let the Dogs Out?" and other campaign strategies from the Palmetto State.

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Friday Follow: New Hampshire Primary, Gingrich Attack Ads, and 'The Obamas' book

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mitt Romney's win in the New Hampshire primary, Newt Gingrich's ad campaign attacking Romney's past in private equity, a new book about Michelle Obama's role as first lady were — for better or worse — the stories that dominated the headlines for the last week. The Takeaway has assembled a panel of analysts to rundown, dissect, and wrap-up all the major stories of the week.

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Studio 360

Mitt Romney, American Dad

Friday, January 13, 2012

As Mitt Romney wraps up his audition to be the Republican nominee, he looks increasingly in control of everything but his image. The problem, according to New York film critic David Edelstein, is that Romney fits the role of President too well. “If you were a casting director and you ...

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On The Media

The Story That Continues to Dog Romney

Friday, January 13, 2012

In 1983, Mitt Romney took his family on a road trip from Boston to Canada, with the family dog Seamus strapped to the roof of the car. Almost 5 years ago, the Seamus story made it into a Boston Globe story, and to this day, the anecdote of Seamus the dog continues to haunt Romney.  Bob speaks to Boston Globe Magazine writer Neil Swidey, the person to first dig up the Seamus story.

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On The Media

When Republicans Go Populist

Friday, January 13, 2012

With Mitt Romney's Republican opponents labeling him "corporate raider" and a "vulture" for his career in private equity, journalists are wondering whether this marks an inflection point for the hardline free-market ideology of the Right. Brooke talks with San Francisco State University Professor Charles Postel about the history of populism in American campaigning, and in what he calls "The Second Gilded Age."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Private Equity Comes to Town

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital has made private equity firms an issue in the campaign. Peter Lattman, Dealbook reporter for The New York Times, looks at the industry and its effect on jobs.

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The Takeaway

Voters Show Tepid Support for Front Runner Mitt Romney

Thursday, January 12, 2012

We have been talking about the attack ads aimed at Mitt Romney in South Carolina and wanted to reach out to his supporters in the Bible Belt to find out how they are feeling about this. But it hasn't been an easy task. Different from the Libertarians rallying around Ron Paul or the Tea Party supporters Mitt Romney's base seems a bit more reserved. Joining us is Kathy Courtland from Houston, Texas.

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Opinion: After Romney's NH Win, Bring on The Main Event!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This race has been over since Rick Perry's brief rollercoaster ride from fresh face in the campaign, to frontrunner and ultimately to also-ran.

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