Romney's softer side in Florida
October 5th, 2012
10:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's softer side in Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida (CNN) - In a speech to another approving audience on what has become a post-debate victory tour, a contemplative Mitt Romney shared some of his personal side with Florida voters Friday night.

The GOP nominee, who was joined by his wife Ann, told an audience of several thousand supporters about the deaths of three Americans who had made a lasting impact on him.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney
With Ryan by his side, Romney rallies Virginians in debate victory lap
October 4th, 2012
10:16 PM ET
2 years ago

With Ryan by his side, Romney rallies Virginians in debate victory lap

Fishersville, Virginia (CNN) - As favorable reviews of his debate performance continued rolling in, Mitt Romney sought to capitalize on the momentum from his first head-to-head match-up against President Obama at an energetic rally Thursday night in Virginia.

The GOP presidential nominee had a busy night: He reconnected with his running mate Paul Ryan, accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and declared his day brightened by a pre-speech concert by country star Trace Adkins - all at a rollicking outdoor rally attended by more than 6,000 supporters in western Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Virginia
October 4th, 2012
01:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Hero's welcome for Romney at conservative conference

Denver (CNN) - The morning after Mitt Romney's widely-lauded debate performance, Republican officials in Colorado showed their approval with a lengthy standing ovation during a surprise appearance by the GOP nominee.

On the heels of a flurry of positive reviews, Romney made an unscheduled stop Thursday morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Denver, where he repeated his Wednesday-night criticism of what he called President Obama's "trickle-down government."
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • CPAC • Mitt Romney • Presidential Debates
Romney: Debates aren't about a win
October 1st, 2012
11:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Debates aren't about a win

Denver (CNN) - As Mitt Romney headed into the crunch period of debate preparation with a heavy weight of expectations on his shoulders, he told a sprawling Denver audience that the Wednesday night match-up against President Barack Obama wasn't about a scoring a win.

"People want to know who's going to win - who's going to score the punches and who's going to make the biggest difference in the arguments they make," Romney said. "You know, in my view, it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves - the president and myself - it's about something bigger than that."
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Swing voters can still be won, Team Romney says
October 1st, 2012
11:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Swing voters can still be won, Team Romney says

Boston (CNN) - As Mitt Romney headed into another session of debate preparations in Boston, his advisers said the nominee still had time to convince swing voters to support him.

In the final five weeks of the election, Romney will seek to appeal to voters on a range of issues, including taxes and spending, job growth, small business growth, health care, energy and foreign policy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney
Romney 'my heart aches' for those struggling
September 26th, 2012
10:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney 'my heart aches' for those struggling

Westerville, Ohio (CNN) – As he attempts to reverse a polling deficit against President Obama in Ohio, Mitt Romney had a message for that swing state's voters Wednesday: he feels their pain, and he knows how to fix it.

The GOP presidential candidate told 2,000 voters in a high school gym outside Columbus they could trust him to know his strengths – righting the economy, he said, as well as tackling the national debt.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Mitt Romney • Ohio
Romney: Obama 'trying to fool people'
September 23rd, 2012
08:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Obama 'trying to fool people'

Denver, Colorado (CNN) – Mitt Romney blamed President Barack Obama for mischaracterizing his positions and forcing him to spend more time fund-raising, as the GOP presidential candidate looked to turn around his campaign trajectory and end a difficult week.

The Republican standard-bearer did not push back when asked Sunday whether he had fallen behind the president in key swing states, but said he expected the upcoming trio of debates would help him set the record straight.
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Romney promises to 'help the 100%'
September 19th, 2012
09:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney promises to 'help the 100%'

Miami (CNN) – Mitt Romney renewed his outreach to Latino voters Wednesday in a wide-ranging and, at times, pointed Q&A session, declaring he would be president for “the 100%” as he sought to regain his footing in the race to the White House.

The Republican presidential hopeful began his week with a speech to Hispanic business leaders, but a spate of secretly-filmed clips of Romney were released in the hours that followed and quickly overshadowed his remarks
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Romney: Yes, 'I can'
September 19th, 2012
02:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Yes, 'I can'

Atlanta (CNN) – Mitt Romney fought back Wednesday after two of the most difficult days of his campaign, and argued Wednesday "I can" do more for the poor and middle class than President Obama.

In a speech to donors in Atlanta the GOP presidential nominee seemed to address concerns he had written off some voters during a May fund-raiser, when he said 47% of voters are dependent on government and unlikely to support his campaign.
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Romney addresses Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
September 17th, 2012
05:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney addresses Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles, California (CNN) – Mitt Romney reached out to Hispanic voters Monday in a speech tailored to the growing Latino community, offering a new veneer on long-standing campaign policies.

The speech came hours after a top aide to the GOP presidential candidate said Romney would focus more on policy specifics in the 50 days that remain before Election Day.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Immigration • Latinos • Mitt Romney
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