Mitt Romney is headed to the senate after being elected Tuesday night. Romney will take Sen. Orrin Hatch's seat, who served for more than three decades in the senate.
But how much do you know about Utah's newest senator-elect?
Here are eight unique facts about Mitt Romney.
Romney was born in Detroit in 1947. His father, George Romney, was a wealthy automotive executive at the time.
Both he and Ann are cancer survivors
Ann Romney was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in late 2008, shortly after Mitt's first run at the Oval Office.
Just before his run at Utah's senate seat, Mitt announced he had been treated for prostate cancer and noted that he was in good health.
He was once declared dead
In June 1968, while he was serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a car he was driving with five passengers was hit head-on by a drunk driver, and he was ejected from the vehicle. A policeman believed Romney was dead, and even wrote "il est mort" on his passport, which translates to "he is dead." Only later did another police officer confirm he was in fact alive.
He asked to be called "Ike"
Romney's favorite president was Dwight D. Eisenhower, so when Romney's children started having kids of their own, Romney asked that his grandchildren call him "Ike."
This was not his first U.S. Senate run
Romney's most recent run at Senate was not his first. In 1994, Romney used $3 million of his own money to unseat Edward Kennedy, though he was ultimately unsuccessful.
Presidential wedding guest
Mitt and Ann were married on March 21, 1969, just a few months after he returned from his mission. One of the guests at his wedding was Gerald Ford, future U.S. president.
He never saw the Romney episode of New Girl
In the popular Fox Series "New Girl" one of the characters, Schmidt, played by Max Greenfield, poses as a fictional Romney brother, Tugg Romney, to flirt with some Republican women.
When Mitt Romney visited the Daily Herald last month, we asked him off-hand if he ever saw that episode. Though he hadn't, ironically, one of his sons recommended Mitt and Ann should watch the show. They misheard, and they thought they were recommended to watch the HBO Series "Girls," which is a completely different and much less network TV-appropriate show.
Romney summed up the episode of "Girls" they'd seen pretty easily, telling us he just said, "Holy moly!" when it finished.
Romney has yet to watch "New Girl," as far as we can tell from our interaction.