Romney wins Maine caucuses

Romney wins Maine caucuses

AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the non-binding Maine Republican presidential caucuses Saturday, state Republican Party officials said.

Budget woes bedevil New England

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The downturn in the nation's economy is being felt all across New England, and for 2003 top governmental decision-makers will be struggling to address a multitu

Romney takes reigns in Mass.

BOSTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney, a rising star in Republican national circles, was inaugurated Thursday as governor of Massachusetts with a vow to meet the state's fiscal crisis "head on." New Mexico and Michigan inaugurated new governors on New Year's Day, while 20 other st

O'Brien to face Romney for Mass. gov

BOSTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien Tuesday won a four-way primary race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Massachusetts and will face Republican Mitt Romney in the general election.

Four Mass. Democrats vie to face Romney

BOSTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Four Democrats vied for votes in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary in Massachusetts and a chance to take on Republican Mitt Romney and his reputation for having cleaned up the Winter Olympics. Romney was unopposed in the GOP primary.

Americans solemnly mark 9/11

A nervous nation Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with solemn memorials, moments of silence and special prayers to mourn

Americans tearfully mark 9/11

Tearful Americans, many clutching miniature U.S. flags, gathered by the thousands across the nation Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the worst terrorist att

Feature: N.England to get 5 new governors

BOSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Voters this fall will be electing a new generation of governors in five and possibly all six New England states, and these new chief executives will be facing a common problem. "It's the economy," according to Boston University Prof. Tobe Berkovitz, "but

Global View: The states go bust

BOSTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The green lawns of Massachusetts, smooth as carpets and peppered with sprinklers: Global View begins with them. In the budgetary difficulties of the state of Massachusetts we see trends that are bringing home to the United States the fiscal pain of the en
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

When women professionals step down

ST. LOUIS, May 2 (UPI) -- It's an interesting conundrum in our society -- when a woman steps down from power, it's a reflection on the entire gender, but it's a personal choice when a ma

UPI's Capital Comment for April 8, 2002

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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States to chose new chief executives

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Of the 36 states where governors are being elected in 2002, the most competitive races likely will be in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Illinois, Massach
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Think Tanks Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The UPI Think Tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think ta

Romney to run for gov as Swift drops out

BOSTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Millionaire venture capitalist Mitt Romney announced Tuesday he will run for governor in Massachusetts just hours after Acting Gov. Jane Swift assured him the Republican nomination by dropping out of the primary race. Swift, citing family concerns and pol

Romney to run for gov as Swift drops out

BOSTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Millionaire venture capitalist Mitt Romney announced Tuesday he will run for governor in Massachusetts just hours after Acting Gov. Jane Swift assured him the Republican nomination by dropping out of the primary race. Swift, citing family concerns and pol
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Jane Swift
(L to R) Former Gov. Jane Swift (R-MA), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), former Hewlet-Packard CEO and John McCain campaign advisor Carly Fiorina, and former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin attend a press conference defending Republican Vice Presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin on the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

Jane Maria Swift (born February 24, 1965) is an American politician and the former Governor of Massachusetts. A Republican, she is to date the only woman to hold that position, serving from 2001 to 2003. At the time she became governor, Swift was the youngest person in the country to hold the position. She had previously served as Lieutenant Governor. In 1990, at the age of 25, she became the youngest woman ever elected to the Massachusetts Senate. She currently resides in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Descended from an Irish-Italian political family in North Adams, Massachusetts, Swift learned politics from her father who was active in the Massachusetts Republican Party. In 1987, she graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a degree in American studies and political science. During her college years, Swift was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Swift was elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1998 and became Governor in 2001 when Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci resigned to became the United States Ambassador to Canada. (Note: The Massachusetts constitution has used the term "acting governor" since the eighteenth century, although the powers and responsibilities of the office are fully vested in the designated successor when the office becomes vacant.)

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