Ames, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney renewed his bid for independent voters Friday, pledging in a formal speech to unite a fractious Washington and deliver "big change" to reset the country's course.
"This election is a choice," Romney told more than a thousand voters on a windy Iowa afternoon, saying Americans faced "a choice between the status quo - going forward with the same policies of the last four years - or instead, choosing real change, change that offers promise, promise that the future will be better than the past."
Defiance, Ohio (CNN) – Sen. Rob Portman defended Mitt Romney's stance on the auto bailout Thursday night at a rally for the GOP presidential nominee in the heart of Ohio's Rust Belt.
The issue has dominated the airwaves across Ohio, where Democrats have relentlessly pounded Romney for opposing a government bailout of the automotive industry that ended up saving thousands of jobs.
Worthington, Ohio (CNN) - Mitt Romney told Ohio voters Thursday his candidacy offered "big change" as he sought to shore up support and encourage turnout in the crucial swing state.
"We need to make sure Ohio is able to send a message loud and clear: We want real change. We want big change," Romney told 3,000 cheering supporters in Cincinnati, the first stop on the GOP presidential nominee's bus tour through the Buckeye State.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CNN) - With Election Day less than two weeks away and every minute meticulously scheduled, Mitt Romney's campaign stop in Iowa lasted a little over an hour.
He had landed in Cedar Rapids - his third of four states that day - for a quick stop with cheering supporters in an airport hangar about 30 paces from his campaign charter.
Reno, Nevada (CNN) - Mitt Romney made an appeal to struggling families at his second Nevada rally in as many days, telling voters he understood their troubles and could help.
The candidate's retooled stump speech, featuring a series of empathetic stories about down-on-their-luck Americans – a senior on Medicare, a daughter working to pay off her college loans, a middle-aged homeowner whose property lost value - came as the GOP presidential nominee sought to capitalize on a surge in the polls this month that has fueled new optimism about his election effort.
Henderson, Nevada (CNN) – With the high-risk, high-reward debate season finally behind him, Mitt Romney projected an air of sunny confidence Tuesday, telling supporters the head-to-head match-ups with President Obama had "super-charged" his campaign.
"There's no question about it, we're seeing more and more enthusiasm, more and more support," after a series of widely-watched televised debates with the president, Romney told a cheering audience of about 6,000 outside Las Vegas.
Daytona Beach, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney sought to blunt a new attack by President Obama during an energetic Florida rally Friday, and accused his rival’s team of running “the incredible shrinking campaign.”
“They have absolutely no agenda for the future. No agenda for America. No agenda for a second term,” Romney told an audience in a sprawling outdoor shopping complex in Daytona Beach. “It's a good thing they won't have a second term.”
Chesapeake, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney renewed his criticism of President Obama in his first appearance after Tuesday's contentious presidential debate, and accused his rival of not having a plan for a second term in office.
But the GOP presidential nominee did not mention Tuesday night's skirmish over Libya that has dominated much of the coverage of the debate.
Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden of "doubling down on denial" as details continued to trickle out about the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans last month.
It was the second time in as many days that Romney sharply criticized the Obama administration for its posture in the aftermath of the attack.