US Presidential Election 2012 Candidates Profile Overview

  • United States presidential election is to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
  • Electoral College votes are 538
  • This will be 57th quadrennial United States Presidential Election
  • The two main candidates are President Barrack Obama from the Democrats and Mitt Romney from the Republican Party
  • Barrack Obama Born on 4 Aug 1961 in Hawaii
  • Barrack Obama Studied law at Harvard University
  • Barrack Obama Worked as a civil rights lawyer in Chicago
  • Barrack Obama Served in Illinois state senate 1996-2004
  • Barrack Obama Elected to the US Senate in 2004
  • Barrack Obama Bested Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic presidential nomination
  • Barrack Obama Won the 2008 presidential election, defeating Republican Senator John McCain
  • Barack Hussein Obama made history on 4 November 2008, when he easily defeated Republican rival John McCain to become the first black president of the United States.
  • After graduating from Columbia University in New York, Mr Obama worked for three years as a community organiser in poor neighbourhoods in Chicago.
  • He then attended Harvard Law School, becoming the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review.
  • Mr Romney, a former one-term governor of Massachusetts
  • Mr Romney lost the party's 2008 nomination race to Arizona Senator John McCain
  • Willard Mitt Romney was born in 1947 in Michigan. His father, George Romney, was later that state's Republican governor and himself ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968.
  • Mitt Romney served two years as a Mormon missionary in France, then went to Brigham Young University and studied law and business at Harvard.
  • Mr Romney was officially selected as the Republican presidential nominee at the party's national convention in Tampa, Florida, on 28 August.
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  • Obama has won the election 2012. He got 303 votes


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