Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes on 2011 income of $13.7 million, most of it from investments, for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said Friday.
Mitt Romney jumped ahead in early returns Tuesday night as he reached for a resounding victory in the Florida primary, biggest test so far in a Republican presidential race with Newt Gingrich that grows steadily more negative with no quick end in sight.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- who spurned repeated calls to run for president himself -- endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, sending a signal to the skeptical GOP establishment to fall in line behind the former Massachusetts governor.
Ron Paul, once seen as a fringe candidate and a nuisance to the establishment, is shaping the 2012 Republican primary by giving voice to the party's libertarian wing and reflecting frustration with the United States' international entanglements.