Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign

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Mitt Romney for President 2012
Mitt Romney Paul Ryan logo.svg
Campaign2012 Republican primaries
2012 U.S. presidential election
CandidateMitt Romney
70th Governor of Massachusetts
(2003–2007)
U.S. Senator from Utah
(2019–present)
Paul Ryan
U.S. Representative from Wisconsin
(1999–2019)
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
(2015–2019)
AffiliationRepublican Party
StatusAnnounced candidacy: June 2, 2011
Presumptive nominee: April 25, 2012
Official nominee: August 28, 2012
Lost election: November 6, 2012
Headquarters585 Commercial Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Key peopleMatt Rhoades[1] (manager)
Beth Myers,[2] Peter Flaherty[3] and Eric Fehrnstrom[4] (advisors)
Stuart Stevens (strategist)
Ashley O'Connor (director of advertising)
Rich Beeson (political director)
Lanhee Chen (policy director)
Gail Gitcho[5] (communications director)
Andrea Saul[6] (press secretary)
Spencer J. Zwick (finance chair)[7][8][9]
Kathryn Biber (general counsel)
Lindsay Hayes (speech writer)[10]
Neil Newhouse (pollster)
ReceiptsUS$483,452,331 (2012-12-31[11])
Slogan"Believe in America"
Website
Mitt Romney 2012

The Mitt Romney presidential campaign of 2012 officially began on June 2, 2011, when former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney formally announced his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States, at an event in Stratham, New Hampshire. He ran in the 2008 Republican primaries, this was Romney's second campaign for the presidency.

He became the party's presumptive nominee with his victory in the Texas primary on May 29, 2012.

On August 11, 2012, in Norfolk, Virginia, Romney announced that Paul Ryan, the long-time U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, would be his running mate for vice president. (Later, in October 2015, he was elected Speaker of the House.)[12][13]

On August 30, 2012, in Tampa, Florida, Romney formally accepted the Republican Party's nomination at the 2012 Republican National Convention.[14]

Romney's campaign came to an end on November 6, 2012, upon defeat by incumbent President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.[15] Romney received 60,933,500 votes, or 47.2% of the total votes cast, winning 24 states and 206 electoral votes.

Six years later, in November 2018, Romney was elected as U.S. Senator from Utah.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Matt Rhoades". Who Runs Gov. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  2. "Beth Myers". Who Runs Gov. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  3. "Peter Flaherty". Who Runs Gov. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  4. "Eric Fehrnstrom". Who Runs Gov. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  5. "Gail Gitcho". Who Runs Gov. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  6. Henneberger, Melinda. "Andrea Saul". Who Runs Gov. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  7. "Talent and Organization – Building Towards 2012". P2012.org. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  8. "Romney Key Staff and Advisers". Politico. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  9. "Mitt Romney's inner circle". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  10. Conroy, Scott (February 4, 2012). "Hit or Miss, Romney Takes Ownership of His Speeches". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  11. "Candidate (P80003353) Summary Reports – 2011–2012 Cycle". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  12. Montanaro, Domenico; Murray, Mark. "Romney picks Paul Ryan as vice presidential running mate – First Read". Firstread.nbcnews.com. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  13. Zeleny, Jeff; Rutenberg, Jim (August 11, 2012). "Romney Adds Ryan to the Republican Ticket". The New York Times.
  14. Lemire, Jonathan. Mitt Romney accepts nomination with speech declaring that Obama failed, warning that America’s greatness is in danger, New York Daily News, August 31, 2012.
  15. "President Barack Obama defeats Romney to win re-election". BBC News. November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012.