Best Nonfiction Essays 2012 Presidential Candidates

AFTER a panel discussion on the US elections hosted by a Dutch radio station the other night, I got to talking to a fellow American who's looking for work stateside. His Dutch government-funded job had been eliminated by austerity measures, so he was trying to convince his wife of the virtues of moving back to America. The main reason he was hesitating was the mood of vicious and increasingly entrenched political animosity. "Do you get the feeling," he asked, "that it could get violent?"

I said I didn't know. But it's certainly not a silly question. A recent broadcast of "This American Life", which focused on people who have lost close friends in recent years over politics, seemed to capture the mood pretty accurately. One sequence portrayed a student with a life-threatening pre-existing condition that until recently rendered him uninsurable, who has stopped talking to a conservative friend who refuses to support ObamaCare because he said it felt as though the friend didn't value his life. A conservative man describes being unable to continue talking to a former friend who supports a president he is convinced is destroying the country. Two sisters can't agree on who is being rude and condescending to whom after a furious falling-out over political philosophy.

Barack Obama has just won re-election, but America remains a country bitterly divided, as it has been for well over a decade. The divide is simultaneously very narrow in numerical terms, and gaping in ideological or partisan terms. This is what strikes one most strongly looking back at America from across an ocean: the country seems repeatedly embroiled in savage 51-49 electoral campaigns, and it seems to be increasingly paralysed by irresolvable rancour between right and left.

And think about it for a second: this is bizarre. If Americans are in fact divided between two extremely different political ideologies, it would be an extraordinary coincidence if each of those philosophies were to hold the allegiance of nearly equal blocs of support. That situation ought not to be stable. Adherence to these two ideologies ought to shift enough just due to demographics that the 50-50 split should deteriorate. And yet the even split seems to be stable. What's going on?

To put this another way, it's entirely logical to get a 50-50 split in a country where two relatively compatible political parties are competing for centrist votes. In a system governed by the logic of the median-voter theorem, one would expect to see the parties converging in policy terms to win the allegiance of voters in the centre. And you can even make a case that this is, in policy terms, what has happened in America. Realistic arguments over policy take place on relatively narrow terrain: they are arguments over a top marginal tax rate of 35% or 39.6%, over a health-insurance system with guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions but with or without a mandate, and so forth. But in ideological terms, this is not what the political divide looks like. Republicans construe the Democratic positions on these questions as socialism and international decline. Democrats construe the Republican positions as social darwinism and militant imperialism. How you do end up with a populace split evenly between these radical belief structures?

My basic take is that the stable, narrow, bitter partisan divide in America is a phenomenon driven by an interaction between two major players: the parties themselves, and the media. Political parties have achieved a staggering level of professionalism; the increasing availability of voter preference data and increasing sophistication of recruitment techniques in the age of information technology are likely to result in convergence between their abilities to secure their vote shares. The media, meanwhile, and this can't be repeated often enough, is overwhelmingly biased towards producing exciting political races. Horse-race reporting gives the media the collective ability to shape the kind of narrative it needs in order to report excitingly. The increasing interaction between mass media and social media seems only to exacerbate this tendency: both mass-media analysts and private social-media contributors are rewarded for sharply divisive characterisations. We're seeing market segmentation in which a number of players have an interest in keeping the segments at equal sizes.

But most people don't view the increase in partisanship as a morally neutral, structural phenomenon in which they're being driven into two camps by organisational forces. And they don't see the policy argument as being a narrow one. The suspicion on both sides is that, while the results in policy terms if the other side wins the election may not be catastrophic, the other side's true aim is a vision of America that is anathema to one's own. And this leads to a social antipathy that can be quite profound. It increasingly takes a conscious effort for Democrats and Republicans to be socially at ease with each other. There is an increasing level of outright hostility; on the Republican side especially, the arguments that have been deployed to rally opposition to the enemy's agenda provide intellectual support for violent resistance.

Setting aside the policy issues we're facing over the next four years, I think the most immediate need is for Americans to find a way to live civilly with each other. "This American Life" brought on a pair of writers, liberal Phil Neisser and conservative Jacob Hess, who've written a book ("You're Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You're Still Wrong)") about their efforts to find a way to talk to each other and agree to disagree on fundamental philosophical and moral issues. There need to be a lot more similar efforts along these lines. This election has put Barack Obama back in office, and returned him a Democratic Senate and a Republican House. Over the next four years, legislative battles are going to continue to be savage and hard-fought. Neither conservatives nor liberals are going to change their minds en masse about fundamental issues of political philosophy. The top priority is for Americans to figure out a way to keep these divisions from dividing the country into two hostile armed camps that are incapable of talking to each other.

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The 2012 presidential campaign is in full swing, with a varied and ambitious group of Republicans jockeying for their party's nomination and a chance to go head-to-head with President Obama.

Here's a look at Republicans who, over the past year, ABC News identified as likely and not-so-likely contenders, those who ran and failed, those who are still in the fight, and where they stand:

ABC News' Amy Bingham, Maya Srikrishnan, Jared Pliner, Jennifer Schlesinger and Josh Goldstein contributed to this guide.

Front-Runner

"From my first day in office, my No. 1 job will be to see that America once again is No. 1 in job creation." Romney announces presidential campaign, June 3, 2011.


Read Mitt Romney's Story
Age: 64
Birthplace: Detroit
Family: Ann Romney (wife); Children: Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben, and Craig
Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Current job: Keynote speeches, GOP fundraising
Previous experience: Presidential candidate, 2008
Most Recent Book Written: "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" (2010)
Third Quarter Fundraising (July 1 - September 30):$14.2 million
Fourth Quarter Fundraising (October 1 - December 31):$24.2 million
January Fundraising (January 1 - January 31):$6.54 million
Total Fundraising (From January 2011 Report):$62.9 million
Total Spent In January: $18.8 million
Cash on Hand (From January 2012 Report):$7.7 million
Debts: $0
Super PAC: Restore Our Future
Total Super PAC Receipts (from January 2012 report): $36.7 million
Super PAC Cash on Hand (from January 2012 report): $16.3 million

PROS: Strong name identification. Experienced campaign team with proven fundraising ability. Success as a businessman.

CONS: The Massachusetts health care law that was enacted during his tenure as governor, especially the controversial measure of individual mandates. His religion (Mormon) is still seen by many as an impediment to greater appeal among socially-conservative evangelical Christian primary voters.

Chief Challengers

"We're ready to announce that we are going to be in this race and we're in it to win." Santorum announces his candidacy on "GMA", June 6, 2011.


Read Rick Santorum's Story
Age: 53
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia
Family: Karen Garver Santorum (wife); Children: Elizabeth, Richard, Daniel, Sarah, Peter, Patrick, and Isabella
Religion: Roman Catholic
Current job: Attorney
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: "It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good" (2006)
Third Quarter Fundraising (July 1 - September 30):$704,119
Fourth Quarter Fundraising (October 1 - December 31):$920,000
January Fundraising (January 1 - January 31):$4.51 million
Total Fundraising (From January 2012 Report): $6.7 million
Total Spent In January: $3.32 million
Cash on Hand (From January 2012 Report): $1.47 million
Debts: $0
Super PAC: Red White and Blue Fund
Total Super PAC Receipts (from January 2012 report): $2.8 million
Super PAC Cash on Hand (from January 2012 report): $627,000

Chief Challengers

"I'm announcing my candidacy for President of the United States, because I believe we can return America to hope and opportunity, to full employment, to real security, to an American energy program, to a balanced budget." Gingrich announcement video, May 11, 2011.


Read Newt Gingrich's Story
Age: 68
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Family: Callista Gingrich (wife); Children: Two daughters with Jackie Battley (first wife)
Religion: Roman Catholic (formerly Baptist; converted in March '09)
Current job: Chairman, American Solutions for Winning the Future; college professor
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: "A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters" (2011)
Third Quarter Fundraising (July 1 - September 30):$807,962
Fourth Quarter Fundraising (October1 - December 31):$9,776,336
January Fundraising (January 1 - January 31):$5.59 million
Total Fundraising (From January 2012 Report): $18.1 million
Total Spent In January: $5.91 million
Cash on Hand (From January 2012 Report): $1.79 million
Debts: $1.73 million
Super PAC: Winning Our Future
Total Super PAC Receipts (from January 2012 report): $11 million
Super PAC Cash on Hand (from January 2012 report): $2.44 million

PROS: Name ID. Goodwill among party base. Seen as "ideas guy," big thinker and intellectual heavyweight. Skilled grassroots organizer.

CONS: Messy personal life, including multiple divorces. Fundraising: He's been able to raise for his 527 groups but those don't have the restrictive limits that presidential candidate has to live under.

Chief Challengers

"Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I've been saying for 30 years." Paul announces his candidacy on "GMA", May 13, 2011.

Read Ron Paul's Story
Age: 75
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Family: Carol Paul (wife); Children: Ronald Paul, Jr., Lori Paul Pyeatt, Senator-elect Randal Paul, Robert Paul, and Joy Paul-LeBlanc
Religion: Baptist
Current job: U.S. Congressman
Previous experience: Ran for president in 1988 as a Libertarian and in 2008 as a Republican
Most Recent Book Written: "Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom" (2011)
Third Quarter Fundraising (July 1 - September 30):$8.3 million
Fourth Quarter Fundraising (October 1- December 31):$8.3 million
January Fundraising (January 1 - January 31):$4.48 million
Total Fundraising (From January 2012 Report): $17.18 million
Total Spent In January: $5.23 million
Cash on Hand (From January2012 Report): $1.65 million0
Debts: $0
PAC: Endorse Liberty
Total PAC Receipts (from January 2012 report):$2.38 million
PAC Cash on Hand (from January 2012 report):$60,000

PROS: Committed core of supporters who will walk over hot coals to cast a ballot for him. Ability to raise big money online from those who are attracted to his libertarian philosophy.

CONS: Positions on Iraq/Afghanistan and legalizing drugs put him at odds with a majority of the GOP base. Committed by narrow sliver of support that is tough for him to expand.

No Longer Running

"I've always believed that the mission is greater than the man. As I have contemplated the future of this campaign, I have come to the conclusion that there is no viable path forward for me in this 2012 campaign. Therefore today I am suspending my campaign and endorsing Newt Gingrich for president of the United States."Perry suspends presidential bid, Jan. 19, 2012.


Read Rick Perry's Story
Age: 61
Birthplace: Paint Creek, Texas
Family: Anita Thigpen Perry (wife); Children: Griffin and Sydney
Religion: Methodist
Current job: Governor; chairman, Republican Governors Association
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: "Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America From Washington" (2010)
Third Quarter Fundraising (July 1 - September 30):$17,200,000
Fourth Quarter Fundraising (October 1 - December 31):$2,900,000
Total Fundraising (From December 2011 Report):$19,700,000
Spent (From December 2011 Report): $14,200,000
Cash on Hand (From December 2011 Report): $3,700,000
Debts: $93,745
SuperPAC: Make Us Great Again

Total Super PAC Receipts (from December 2011 report): $5,500,000
Super PAC Cash on Hand (from December 2011 report): $0

PROS: Compelling economic story to tell about Texas and job growth. Tea Party appeal and credentials. Strong donor base. Executive experience as longest continuously serving U.S. governor. Proven campaigner who has repeatedly defied the political odds.

CONS: "My way of the highway" style may turn off independent voters, who are desperate for Washington to stop fighting and start compromising. Jobs record isn't without some blemishes, including tax credits and subsidies for employers who ultimately created few jobs. Has spent more than 25 years giving his opponents a treasure trove of material to mine for controversy.

No Longer Running

"I believe is its now time for our party to unite around the candidate best equipped to defeat Barack Obama."Huntsman suspends campaign, endorses Mitt Romney in South Carolina on Jan. 16, 2011, after third-place showing in New Hampshire.


Read Jon Huntsman's Story
Age: 51
Birthplace: Palo Alto, Calif.
Family: Mary Kaye Cooper (wife); Children: Mary Anne, Abigail, Elizabeth, Jon, William, Gracie Mei, and Asha Bharati
Religion: Mormon
Current job: Former U.S. Ambassador to China
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: N/A
Fourth Quarter Fundraising (October 1 - December 31):$2,900,000
Total Fundraising (From December 2011 Report):$1,400,000
Spent (From December 2011 Report): $1,600,000
Cash on Hand (From December 2011 Report): $110,000
Debts: $3,770,000
PAC: Our Destiny
Total Super PAC Receipts (from December 2011 report): $2,6800,000
Super PAC Cash on Hand (from December 2011 report): $126,586

No Longer Running

"The people of Iowa spoke with a clear voice, so I have decided to stand aside." Bachmann suspends presidential bid after 6th place finish in Iowa Caucuses, January, 4th, 2011.


Read Michele Bachmann's Story
Age: 55
Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa
Family: Marcus (husband); Children: Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, Sophia
Religion: Lutheran
Current job: Congresswoman
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: N/A
Third Quarter Fundraising (July 1 - September 30): $3,900,000
Fourth Quarter Fundraising (October 1 - December 31): $1,700,000
Total Fundraising (From December 2011 Report):$7,252,052
Spent (From December 2011 Report): $2,692,611
Cash on Hand (From December 2011 Report): $358,724
Debts: $1,055,924
Super PAC: Citizens for a Working America
Total Super PAC Receipts (from Dec. 2011 report): $0
Super PAC Cash on Hand (from Dec. report): $194

PROS: Strong support from Tea Party activists. Minnesota base gives her great access and credibility in Iowa. Proven ability to raise money.

CONS: A polarizing figure. Can she broaden her appeal beyond a narrow slice of the Republican electorate?

Now a Libertarian

"You can't deny that I am the underdog." Johnson on ABC's "Top Line" April 22, 2011, the week that he declared his candidacy.


Age: 53
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota
Family: Kate Prusack (fiancé); Children: a son, Erik, and daughter, Seah, with Dee Simms (first wife)
Religion: Lutheran
Current job: Former Co-Founder/Owner of Big J Enterprises
Previous experience: Ran in the 2000 presidential election
Most Recent Book Written: N/A
Total Fundraising (October 1- December 31): $161,000
Spent (October 1- December 31): $154,000
Cash on Hand (Decmeber 2011 Report):$18,000
Debts: $203,000
PAC: None

No Longer Running

"In case you accidentally listen to a skeptic or doubting Thomas out there, just to be clear...I'm running for president of the United States, and I'm not running for second." Cain announces presidential bid, May 21, 2011.


Read Herman Cain's Story
Age: 65
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
Family: Gloria Cain (wife); Children: Melanie and Vincent.
Religion: Baptist
Current job: Newspaper columnist
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: "They Think You're Stupid: Why Democrats Lost Your Vote and What Republicans Must Do to Keep It" (2011)
Fourth Quarter Fundraising (October 1- December 31):$11,440,000
Total Fundraising (December 2011 Report): $15,900,000
Spent (From December 2011 Report): $11,800,000
Cash on Hand (From December 2011 Report): $986,000
Debts: $580,000
Super PAC: None

PROS: Motivating speaker. Inspiring life story. Businessman and political outsider.

CONS: Weak on policy questions and positions. Unable to translate his outsider status to grassroots support. Allegations of sexual harassment.

Not Running

"I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office — from the nation's governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency." Palin's Letter to Supporters, Oct. 5, 2011.


Age: 47
Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho
Family: Todd Palin (husband); Children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig
Religion: Non-denominational Christian
Current job: Reality TV show host; Fox News contributor
Previous experience: Vice presidential candidate, 2008
Most Recent Book Written: "America By Heart" (2010)
PAC: SarahPac
Total PAC Receipts (from Aug. 2011 report): $1,665,033
PAC Cash on Hand (from Dec. report): $1,402,368

PROS: Name ID. Access to grassroots fundraising. Strong following among social conservatives and Tea Party types. Ability to dominate "free" media means she doesn't have to spend as much money on paid advertising.

CONS: Lack of organizational campaign structure or strategy. Even among those who view her favorably, there's an electability concern. Mixed record in Alaska, especially the fact that she quit midway through her term as governor.

Wild Cards

"I run to prepare America to grow jobs again, beginning with the elimination of our tolerance for unfair foreign trade practices and the use of our own tax code to ship jobs overseas." Roemer announces presidential bid, Jul. 21, 2011.


Age: 67
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana
Family: Lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife Scarlett and is the father of three children
Religion: Methodist
Current job: Bank President and CEO
Previous experience: Served four terms in Congress from 1981 – 1988 and was Louisiana Governor from 1988-1992
Most Recent Book Written: "The Roemer Revolution" (1987)
PAC: N/A

Not Running

""It was a very difficult decision, and my view has not changed one iota that we need a much more robust discussion of national security issues as part of this presidential campaign." Bolton to Fox News' Greta van SusterenWABC radio talk show host Aaron Klein, November 2010.


Age: 62
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Family: Gretchen Bolton (wife); daughter, Jennifer
Religion: Lutheran
Current job: Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: "How Barack Obama is Endangering our National Sovereignty" (2010)
PAC: N/A

Not Running

"I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one, but that, the interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all."Daniels email to supporters, May 22, 2011.


Age: 62
Birthplace: Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Family: Cheri Lynn Herman Daniels (wife); Children: Meagan, Melissa, Meredith, and Maggie
Religion: Presbyterian
Current job: Governor
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: N/A
PAC: N/A

No Longer Running

"So I'm announcing this morning on your show that I'm going to be ending my campaign for president, but I'm very, very grateful for the people of Iowa, the people of this country, who I had a chance to make my case to, and for my supporters and staff and friends who've been so loyal and helpful. I really appreciate all of them." Pawlenty on ABC's This Week, August 14, 2011.


Age: 50
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota
Family: Mary Anderson (wife); Children: Anna and Mara
Religion: Baptist/Evangelical
Current job:Seeking job in private sector
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: Courage to Stand: An American Story
PAC: Freedom First

No Longer Running

"The overarching goal has to be a new president in 2012. It's not going to be me." McCotter announces he is ending his candidacy in an interview on Sept. 22, 2011.


Age: 45
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Family: Rita (wife); Children: George, Timothy, and Emilia
Religion: Catholic
Current job: U.S. Congressman
Previous experience: Michigan State Senator
Most Recent Book Written: Seize Freedom! American Truths and Renewal in a Chaotic Age (Culture of Enterprise) (2011)

Not Running

"Business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector." Trump statement, May 16, 2011.


Age: 65
Birthplace: Queens, New York
Family: Meliana (wife; twice divorced); Children: Donald, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, Barron
Religion: Presbyterian
Current job: Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: "Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education In Business and Life" (2009)
PAC: N/A

Not Running

"All the factors say go, but my heart says no," Huckabee on Fox News, May 15, 2011.


Age: 55
Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas
Family: Janet Huckabee (wife); Children: John, Mark, David, and Sarah
Religion: Southern Baptist
Current job: Host of "Huckabee" on Fox News Channel
Previous experience: Presidential candidate, 2008. Former Governor of Arkansas
Most Recent Book Written: "A Simple Christmas" (2009)
PAC: HuckPac
Total 2010 Receipts (from Dec. report): $979,009.40
Cash on Hand (from Dec. report): $137,660.40

Not Running

"I will not be a candidate for president next year. This has been a difficult, personal decision..." Barbour statement, April 2011.


Age: 63
Birthplace: Yazoo City, Mississippi
Family: Marsha Barbour (wife); Children: Sterling and Reeves
Religion: Presbyterian
Current job: Governor
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: "The Agenda for America" (1996)
PAC: Haley's PAC
Total 2010 Receipts (from Dec. report): $917,437.50
Cash on Hand (from Dec. report):$391,609.70

Not Running

"So at this time, I feel that I am best positioned to fight for America's future here in the trenches of the United States Senate." Thune written statement, February 2011.


Age: 50
Birthplace: Murdo, South Dakota
Family: Kimberly Thune (wife); Children: Brittany and Larissa
Religion: Evangelical Christian
Current job: U.S. Senator
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: N/A
PAC:Heartland Values PAC
Total 2010 Receipts (from Dec. report): $610,195.20
Cash on Hand (from Dec. report): $182,230

Not Running

"We will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012," Pence said in a letter to supporters written on behalf of himself and his family, January 2011.
Age: 52
Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana
Family: Karen Pence (wife); Children: Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey
Religion: Evangelical Christian
Current job: U.S. Congressman
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: N/A
PAC: Win Back America PAC
Total 2010 Receipts (from Dec. report): $434,982.50
Cash on Hand (from Dec. report): $52,359.30

Not Running

"No, no I'm not." DeMint to CNN, when asked whether he will seek the GOP nomination, January 2011.

Age: 59
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina
Family: Debbie (wife); four married children
Religion: Presbyterian
Current job: U.S. Senator
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: "Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America's Slide into Socialism" (2009)
PAC: Senate Conservatives Fund

Not Running

"What do I have to do short of suicide to convince people I'm not running?" Christie at AEI," February 2011.

Age: 48
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
Family: Mary Pat (wife); Children: Patrick, Bridget, Sarah, Andrew
Religion: Roman Catholic
Current job: Governor
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: N/A
PAC: N/A

Not Running

"I'm not running any time that I'm aware of, 2012 for sure." Bush to The New York Times, October 2010. "You never say never about anything." Bush to CNN, November 2010.


Age: 58
Birthplace: Midland, Texas
Family: Columba Bush (wife); Children: George, Noelle and John
Religion: Roman Catholic
Current job: Attorney
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: N/A
PAC: N/A

Not Running

"I'm not being coy at all. I'm not running for president in 2012. Period. No ifs, ands or buts, no caveats."Jindal to the Associated Press, November 2010.


Age: 40
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Family: Supriya Jindal (wife); Children: Selia Elizabeth, Shaan Robert, and Slade Ryan
Religion: Roman Catholic
Current job: Governor
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: "Leadership and Crisis" (2010)
PAC: N/A

Not Running

"I'm not running for president." Pataki to Fox News host Sean Hannity, April 2011.


Age: 66
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York
Family: Elizabeth Pataki (wife); Children: Emily, Teddy, Allison, and Owen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Current job: Attorney
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: N/A
PAC: Revere America
Total 2010 Receipts (from Dec. report): $0
Cash on Hand (from Dec. report): $0

Not Running

"I will rule out a run for president. I have the best job I could possibly have." Bloomberg on NBC's Meet the Press, August 2010.


Age: 69
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Family: divorced; Children: Emma and Georgina
Religion: Jewish
Current job: Mayor
Previous experience: Has never run for president
Most Recent Book Written: "Bloomberg by Bloomberg" (2001)
PAC: N/A

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