The effort to purge the records was made a few months before Romney launched an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. He is again competing for the party's nomination, this time to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency in 2012.
Barney Frank will not seek re-election in 2012, but will there be enough Democratic fire power left in Massachusetts after he's gone?
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney struggles to get more than 20 percent support in most polls. But he's long held a healthy lead in New Hampshire. The two are well matched.
Now that New Hampshire has set its primary for Jan. 10, the 2012 political calendar is largely set. Both political parties select their presidential nominees through state primaries and caucuses, with candidates amassing delegates as they go. Under Republican Party rules, a candidate needs 1,212 delegates to win the nomination. That’s half, plus one, of the total 2,422 delegates.
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney applauds after addressing a crowd of supporters with his wife Ann and their sons Matt, Josh, Craig and Tagg behind him during a Romney for President Iowa Caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2012. Romney beat former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania by eight votes.
Herman Cain and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney are tied at the top of the latest GOP candidate poll from Quinnipiac University.
To his supporters, Mitt Romney is an adaptable pragmatist with the potential to appeal to a broad electorate. To his critics, the former Massachusetts governor is a political chameleon, a man willing to say anything to win an election. Almost everyone agrees that Romney is an experienced manager with a history of turning around failing organizations. Can he do the same for the United States? How much do you know about the man who is affectionately known as the Stormin' Mormon? Take our quiz to find out.
Why is this man smiling? Perhaps because he, the outspoken Rep. Ron Paul (R) of Texas, has the most engaged and vocal following of any of the Republican presidential candidates, despite consistently trailing Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney in the polls.
Ohio, Kansas, and Maryland now have casinos. Florida may consider them. Massachusetts is poised to invite them in. Hard times tip the balance to economic over social issues, analysts say.
Who's endorsing Rick Perry? Mitt Romney has two governors, and 13 members of Congress, notes DCDecoder. Rick Perry has endorsements from nine members of Congress. Does it matter?