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.
Delaware, Ohio (CNN) – Mitt Romney sought to clarify his position on abortion Wednesday, saying as president he would move "immediately" to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Romney sparked controversy a day earlier when he told the Des Moines Register's editorial board that he was not aware of any abortion legislation that would become part of his presidential agenda.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney knew one of the former Navy SEALs killed in this year's Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, he told an Iowa audience Tuesday.
Newport News, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney rolled out a new response to last week’s jobs numbers during a rain-soaked rally in Newport News Monday, where he took heart from a group of several hundred hardy - and sodden - supporters.
After the release of Friday's government report showing unemployment had dipped to 7.8%, its lowest rate in years, Romney dropped a regular line attacking President Barack Obama for presiding over 43 months in office with a rate higher than 8%.
Port St. Lucie, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney used a well-received debate performance to power his way through a three-day swing this weekend in Florida, where audiences seemed newly energized after his perceived victory over President Barack Obama.
Speaking to large crowds in St. Petersburg, Apopka and Port St. Lucie, Romney opened up his stump speeches by recapping his match-up against the president.