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Republicans pick Romney to face off against Obama

Latest update : 06/06/2012

After a primary season marked by colourful debates and increasingly bitter attacks, Mitt Romney has secured the Republican presidential nomination. The former Massachusetts governor - praised by supporters for his business acumen and criticised by detractors for lacking consistency and charisma - will face off against incumbent President Barack Obama in the general election on November 6. Below, look back on our coverage of the Republican nominating contest that finally saw Romney pull ahead of the pack.

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Background
  • Obama steals G.O.P. thunder with national security focus
  • Why do US citizens resist healthcare reform?
  • Obama campaign hatches re-election strategy – and it’s not about hope
  • Newt Gingrich: A surprising surge, an unpredictable candidate
  • Santorum surge in Iowa shakes up Republican race
  • Mitt Romney: a steady Republican who can't pull ahead of the pack

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