Fact Check: Mitt Romney On His Dad Growing Up Poor The father of the presumptive Republican nominee, George Romney, grew up in a family that suffered financial losses and enjoyed prosperity. The elder Romney pursued an upwardly mobile path to become chairman of American Motors Corp. before being elected governor of Michigan.
Source: Michigan Governor To Back Romney's Bid Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder plans to endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid Thursday.
Gingrich: Romney Self-Deportation Plan A Fantasy Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday ridiculed rival Mitt Romney's call for self-deportation of illegal immigrants as an "Obama-level fantasy" that would be inhumane to long-established families living in America.