In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the media has focused on a succession of colorful Republican contenders and pretenders: Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain.
Meanwhile Mitt Romney, still the odds-on favorite to capture the GOP nomination, has entered the “Mittness Protection Program,” avoiding scrutiny whenever possible. As a result, his actual views and record are still largely unknown.
To solve this problem, ThinkProgress has compiled 99 key facts about Mitt Romney. Some examples:
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4. Mitt Romney set up shell companies in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda to avoid U.S. taxes.
[Los Angeles Times, 12/19/2007]
9. In 2008, Mitt Romney proposed a $233 billion “stimulus package” to boost the economy. [USA Today, 01/20/2008]
30. Mitt Romney said he “cannot see that a Cabinet position would be justified” for an American Muslim.
62. Mitt Romney has signed the National Organization for Marriage anti-gay campaign pledge, calling for a federal amendment outlawing same-sex marriage.
85. Mitt Romney said he finds “it hard to disagree with Rush Limbaugh on topics.” [ThinkProgress, 03/9/2010]
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You can check out the full list HERE.