Hempstead, NY (CNN) - If asked about it at tonight's second presidential debate, Mitt Romney will offer his take on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's attempt to accept responsibility for the attack on the U.S consulate in Libya, campaign officials to the GOP nominee tell CNN.
On an official trip to Lima, Peru, Clinton accepted blame for the diplomatic assault that led to the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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"I take responsibility," Clinton told CNN Foreign Affairs reporter Elise Labott.
Asked what Romney would say about Clinton's comments, an adviser to the former Massachusetts governor declined to offer specifics.
"Stay tuned on what he will say," the official said.
In the hours running up to the debate, Romney campaign officials gave President Barack Obama the advantage in the evening's town hall format.
However, those aides noted Romney has held well over 100 town hall events during the course of his second presidential run.
Romney will talk about the economy "every chance he gets," one campaign official said.
The campaign's advisers also stressed what they described as Romney's "record of bipartisanship," governing Massachusetts as a "conservative" while working with a Democratic-controlled legislature.
In response to the Libya security criticism, the Obama campaign is accusing Romney of seeking to politicize the deaths of American diplomats.
"Romney's criticized the President, but given his track record of taking both sides on every major foreign policy issue- including U.S. intervention in Libya – the impetus is on him to say what he'd do differently," the Obama campaign official said.