Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Mitt Romney's file

Romney

Republican from Massachusetts

Mitt Romney ran for president in 2012 as the Republican nominee, losing to incumbent President Barack Obama. Prior to that, Romney served one term as governor of Massachusetts, elected to the post in 2002. He was born in 1947 in Michigan, where his father was governor from 1963 to 1969. Romney graduated from Brigham Young University and received both a law degree and an MBA from Harvard University. Romney helped found the investment firm Bain Capital in 1984, which launched or rebuilt such companies as Staples and Dominos Pizza. Romney managed the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City from 1999-2002. He ran for president in 2008 but lost the Republican nomination. He and his wife, Ann, have five sons, Tagg, Craig, Matt, Ben and Josh.

Romney's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Romney's statements for that ruling.

  • True30 (%)(30)
  • Mostly True33 (%)(33)
  • Half True58 (%)(58)
  • Mostly False34 (%)(34)
  • False32 (%)(32)
  • Pants on Fire19 (%)(19)

Mitt Romney's website

Recent statements involving Mitt Romney

Recent stories featuring Mitt Romney

Pants on Fire, on parade

Ranking, by clicks, our seven Pants on Fire ratings from 2014.

The August High Five: Election for governor dominates

With Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke locked in a close battle, statements related to the Nov. 4, 2014 election topped our most-clicked list for August.

Five key pieces from our Scott Walker file

The bright lights of the national media often cast a favorable glow on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after the November 2013 release of his book, sowing speculation that he would be a contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

A few months later, on Feb. 23, 2014, the lights might have made Walker feel like he was under the heat of an interrogation.

As Walker continues to stir national interest, we offer a primer on who he is, focusing on recent PolitiFact Wisconsin items on three key themes of his time as governor: jobs, taxes and fiscal responsibility.

Obama on Wisconsin’s Truth-O-Meter

Obama on Ryan, Obama on manufacturing jobs. Johnson on Obama. Duffy, Kind, Baldwin and Walker on Obama.

With Barack Obama visiting Wisconsin, we look at how he's fared on our Truth-O-Meter.

Top 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter

Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.