In 1994, Mitt Romney ran against Ted Kennedy for Senate representing Massachusetts eventually losing to him.
Mitt is actually Senator Romney’s middle name. His first name is Willard.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was not the first in his family to enter politics. His father George Romney was Governor of Michigan between 1963-1969.
While Mitt Romney’s father got elected to Governor of Michigan, his mother Lenore also tried to get into politics. She ran for Senate against Democrat Phillip Hart in 1970. Hart won by an overwhelming margin.
In his youth, Mitt Romney spent years as a missionary in France for the Mormon Church. He became fluent in French as a result.