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Gary Johnson (Lib)
Businessman, former governor of New Mexico
Barack Obama (Dem)
President of the United States
Mitt Romney (GOP)
Retired venture capitalist, former governor of Massachusetts
Jill Stein (Grn)
- Biographical Information
- JOBS AND THE ECONOMY
- THE DEFICIT AND NATIONAL DEBT
- WOMEN’S AND SOCIAL ISSUES
- FOREIGN POLICY
While a student at the University of New Mexico in 1974, Johnson sustained himself financially by working as a door-to-door handyman. In 1976 he founded Big J Enterprises, which grew from this one-person venture to become one of New Mexico's largest construction companies.
He entered politics for the first time by successfully running for governor of New Mexico in 1994 on a fiscally conservative, low-tax, anti-crime platform. He cut the 10% annual growth in the budget: in part, due to his use of the gubernatorial veto 200 times during his first six months in office, which gained him the nickname "Governor Veto".
In his second term, he concentrated on the issue of school voucher reforms, as well as campaigning for marijuana decriminalization and opposition to the War on Drugs. Term-limited, Johnson could not run for re-election at the end of his second term.
As a fitness enthusiast, Johnson has taken part in several Ironman Triathlons, and he climbed Mount Everest in May 2003. After leaving office, Johnson founded the non-profit Our America Initiative in 2009, a political advocacy committee seeking to promote policies such as free enterprise, foreign non-interventionism, limited government and privatization.
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Law degree, Harvard Law School, 1991
In the Illinois state Senate, Obama passed major ethics and lobbying reforms, cut taxes for working families, and expanded health care for children and their parents.
He was elected the 44th president of the United States on Nov. 4, 2008, and sworn in to office on Jan. 20, 2009.
In office, he pushed through creation of a universal health care system, approved an auto industry bailout, approved the military raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and pushed for a coalition air cap that preceded the ouster of Libyan President Moammar Khadafy.
He has been dogged, however, by a slow economic recovery.
- Written by Glen Johnson, Boston.com politics editor
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Master of business administration, Harvard Business School, 1975
Juris doctor, Harvard Law School, 1975
Before winning the gubernatorial election in 2002, Romney unsuccessfully ran for statewide office in Massachusetts in 1994, challenging Edward M. Kennedy in a bid for the US Senate. He was also a GOP presidential in 2008, but lost to the eventual nominee, John McCain, in the primaries.
The son of a former Michigan governor, Romney was raised outside of Detroit. He attended Brigham Young University, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School.
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She was a member of the national and Massachusetts boards of directors of the Physicians for Social Responsibility. Her efforts to protect public health has won her several awards including Clean Water Action's "Not in Anyone's Backyard" Award, the Children's Health Hero" Award, and the Toxic Action Center's Citizen Award.
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