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01/15/2012

GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Will Visit Winthrop on Jan. 18

Quick Facts

 The former Massachusetts governor will hold a 3:30 p.m. rally in McBryde Hall to encourage voters to turn out for the S.C. GOP primary on Jan. 21.
 If elected, he has pledged deep spending cuts, smaller government, trade penalties on China, a new Federal Reserve chairman and sweeping deregulation.

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Mitt Romney
ROCK HILL, S.C. – GOP presidential front runner Mitt Romney will visit the Winthrop University campus on Wednesday to talk about his dream for America.

The former Massachusetts governor will hold a 3:30 p.m. rally in McBryde Hall to encourage voters to turn out for the S.C. GOP primary on Jan. 21. If elected he has pledged deep spending cuts, smaller government, trade penalties on China, a new Federal Reserve chairman and sweeping deregulation. Romney's visit is sponsored by the College Republicans.

Born in Detroit, Romney watched as his father became head of American Motors and then attain the governorship of Michigan. He has spent most of his life in the private sector in the management consulting business but is credited with saving the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. He has served as governor of the Bay State from 2003-07 and as CEO for Bain & Company.

Romney is co-founder and head of the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm that became highly profitable and is one of the largest such firms in the nation.

He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and earned Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration joint degrees from Harvard's law and business schools.

Romney is the fifth Republican candidate to visit Winthrop in this election cycle. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum held a gathering last summer, while former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and Georgia businessman Herman Cain visited but have since dropped out of the race.

For more information, contact the Office of the President at Winthrop at 803/323-2225.

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