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  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by his wife Ann, arrives to announce his 2012 candidacy for president, Thursday, in Stratham, N.H. (AP)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by his wife Ann, arrives to announce his 2012 candidacy for president, Thursday, in Stratham, N.H. (AP)

In New Hampshire Thursday, Mitt Romney ended months of "exploring" and made it official.

"We know we can bring this country back," Romney told a crowd in Stratham, N.H. "I'm Mitt Romney. I believe in America. And I'm running for President of the United States."

Romney made the announcement that he's now a candidate for the White House earlier Thursday on a farm in southern New Hampshire — home to the all important first-in-the-nation primary. Radio Boston's Adam Ragusea was there.

With Romney's announcement, the 2012 GOP field is taking shape. At this point, Romney is the front-runner. But the New Hampshire primary is still some eight months away.

Guests:

  • Andrew Smith, director, Survey Center, University of New Hampshire
  • Adam Ragusea, reporter, Radio Boston

This segment aired on June 2, 2011.

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