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'The Real Romney': 10 facts about the presidential hopeful

From the biography that aims to show America the 'real' politician, here are 10 facts about Mitt Romney, the candidate some voters still feel they don't know

- Husna Haq, Monitor correspondent

Mitt Romney (l.) with his father George (center) and mother Lenore (r.). (AP)

2. His father's shadow looms large

Romney’s father, George Romney, was the chairman and CEO of American Motors Corporation who served as governor of Michigan and launched an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1968. Though his politics were successful in Michigan where he was elected to three terms with increasingly large margins, George Romney’s persona on the national stage was described, curiously, as “wooden.”


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