Mitt Romney just turned 71 — here’s how the Senate hopeful went from the world of investing to saving the Olympics and losing the presidency twice

Mitt Romney.
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When Mitt Romney lost the presidential election in 2012, pundits declared his time in politics over. But the 71-year-old Republican is not finished in politics just yet.

After Sen. Orin Hatch of Utah announced in January that he would retire at the end of his term this year, rumors started swirling that Romney would run for his seat. And in February, he officially threw his hat into the ring.

As Republican support for a potential Romney senate campaign grows, let’s take a look back at the former presidential contender’s life and career:

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