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Mitt Romney kicks off second White House bid

06-03-2011 13:51 BJT

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Mitt Romney, the multimillionaire former governor of Massachusetts, has kicked off his second bid for the White House. He says "Barack Obama has failed America."

Romney focused on economic issues ahead of a chili cookout in Stratham, New Hampshire. The current Republican front-runner started his campaign in the early-voting state. A win in February's primary election is crucial to winning the party nomination to face Obama in November 2012.

Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney
announces his candidacy at Scamman Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire on June 2, 2011.
UPI/Matthew Healey Photo via Newscom

Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney
announces his candidacy at Scamman Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire on June 2, 2011.
UPI/Matthew Healey Photo via Newscom

Romney blamed Obama for the job losses and home foreclosures that have plagued Americans during the Democratic president's first term. He says Obama inherited an economy in recession but made conditions worse with his policies.

Romney has a powerful campaign finance apparatus in place. Last month the former venture capitalist raised an astounding 10-and-a-quarter million US dollars in an eight-hour phone-a-thon in Las Vegas.

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 2: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (4th R), with wife Ann
(3rd R), say the Pledge of Allegiance before announcing his candidacy for the
Republican presidential nomination June 2, 2011 at Bittersweet Farm in Stratham,
New Hampshire. This is Romney's second run for president following his bid in 2008
when he lost out to U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ). (Photo by Darren McCollester/
Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 2: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announces his candidacy
for the Republican presidential nomination June 2, 2011 at Bittersweet Farm in
Stratham, New Hampshire. This is Romney's second run for president following his bid
in 2008 when he lost out to U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ). (Photo by Darren
McCollester/Getty Images)

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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