(CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign said Monday the candidate would embark on a bus tour in June, beginning in the state where he announced his presidential campaign.
Romney will begin the tour on June 15 in New Hampshire, and travel to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan. In total the bus tour will last five days.
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"For three and a half years, President Obama has paid little attention to the everyday concerns of the American people," Romney said in a statement. "President Obama has offered no hope for the future, and he has left American families to bear the burden of his failed policies. Too many American families have experienced a lost job, faced foreclosure, or been forced to spend their kids' college savings just to make ends meet."
Romney's tour, which the campaign said would include small towns, will highlight concerns of working Americans.
"In America's small towns, you don't find despair - you find boundless optimism. We know we can make America better, and that is why I am running for president," Romney said.
In June 2011, Romney formally announced he was running for the GOP presidential nomination at a farm in Stratham, New Hampshire. He'll make 10:30 a.m. ET remarks at the same property, Scamman Farm, which is owned by former New Hampshire House Speaker Doug Scamman and his wife, former Rep. Stella Scamman.
He campaigned heavily in the state, eventually winning the first-in-the-nation primary in January. New Hampshire, along with Iowa, is classified a "toss up" on CNN's electoral map.
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan are considered "leaning Obama" on the CNN map.
CNN's Kevin Liptak and Shawna Shepherd contributed to this report.
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Is this from a guy who say foreclosure should move on without relief and that public sector employees should be thrown under the bus? What a ridiculous statement.
I'm not better off than I was 4 years ago! Obama 2012!! Oh wait a minute....
Saving the economy from going off the cliff isn't what I'd call a failed policy. Rescuing the auto industry is not what I would call a failed policy. Allowing 30 million people to be insured is not what I would call a failed policy. Ending the Iraq war of deception is not a failed policy. Find some other talking point Willard.
If that bus is not made in the USA, is that crazy John McCain going to make a big deal out of it like he did about Obama's bus ? ( Even though McCain's campaign bus was from the same Canadian manufacturer )
Ha Ha!! Obama flies to his fund raisers in Air Forice One.
Romney is for the Bush era policies. HE has even hired Bush advisors. Please dont take America back to the Bush economic era.
What can he talk about, he has no policies must be a short trip
Gov. Robme is not a leader,he is at best a mediocre manager who is the perfect candidate for the 1%. The private sector I think is doing just fine, ask Richard Adkerson ceo of Freeport-McMoran a mining company who made $82,000,000 in 2011, the top salary in Arizona.
Those who are going to listen to him, I assume have nothing to do. The man has totally nothing to sell to them.
Hmmm ! Mitt and the GOP dont talk, Republicans are calling it "Taxmageddon," the big tax increase awaiting nearly every American family at the end of the year, when a long list of tax cuts are scheduled to expire unless Congress acts.
It would be, GOP leaders in Congress say again and again, "the largest tax increase in American history."
Except it wouldn't be, not when you take into account population growth, rising wages, and most importantly, the size of the U.S. economy. When those factors are taken into account, the largest tax increases were those imposed to help pay for World War II – back when the U.S. raised additional revenue to pay for wars instead of simply borrowing.
GET 'EM ROMNEY!! You got this!!
Hey Mitt where is you past tax returns ? also where did you park that $250 million ?
Can anyone help me with this? Corporations are setting on record profits and those with money have never been wealthier. Why would any one think giving greater tax breaks to both groups will help incentivize them to create more jobs? They today prove more $$ is not a motivator to creating employment opportunities. Then help me with this, why will taking more austerity measures, removing more resources from the middle class and working poor help our economy and our long term debt? Please share an intelligent answer, cause this doesn't seem logical, it rather seems quite ignorant.
Mitt please have your driver take that bus to Mexico and keep going.
"Romney to bus a move"
It's funny because Mitt wouldn't bust a grape in fruit fight.
Yeah, Mitt "small town" Romney gets it. (cue eye roll)
I was considering voting for Rmoney until I saw that he can't even speak to the press because he has NO AGENDA except criticism.
His bus tour is only a waste of time.
I hope it is a real bus tour, unlike Obama's. Somehow, when you fly into an airport, get on a bus and go to the campaign stop, and then get back on the bus to go back to the airport, it isn't genuine. Also doesn't save the money Obama was pretending to save. Of course, saving money has never been Obama's strong suit.
so is Mittens riding one of the big new expensive buses that were purchased to be used by candidates, and then skewered by the tightie righties as "wasteful?"
Will he take his "Romney 2012 Tour" show on the road to the areas that were hardest hit from the plant closures after Bain Capital ran them into the ground and made off with all the profits, while leaving the poor jobless employees left out in the cold?