Mitt Romney to announce presidential campaign

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will formally launch his Presidential campaign in Michigan, his home state, next week.

Romney has spent the last few months rallying support around the country. Romney is the first of several Republican front runners to formally declare his candidacy.

Romney's record as a moderate and his Latter-day Saint faith are expected to be his primary campaign challenges.

Romney, born in Detroit, the son of former Governor of Michigan George W. Romney attended Cranbrook School of Michigan and Harvard Business and Law Schools. Romney ran against senior Massachusetts senator and Kennedy family member, Ted Kennedy. Romney won 41% percent of the vote against Kennedy in the closest election in Kennedy's entire tenure in the United States Senate. Romney was also CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee which was in charge of planning the 2002 Winter Olympics from 1999 to 2002, he took charge after the 2002 Winter Olympic bid scandal. He also sat on the board of Massachusetts-based office supply giant, Staples, Inc.