Why Famous: Politician and businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.
He was also the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007.
- 2012-04-10 Rick Santorum suspends his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination making Mitt Romney the overwhelming favourite
- 2012-08-28 Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate
- 2012-11-06 Barack Obama is re-elected as US President, defeating Republican candidate Mitt Romney
- 2012-11-10 The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes