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Mitt in Tampa: It's the economy ...



Mitt Romney spoke at the H. Lee Moffitt cancer center at USF, then hit a rally nearby, in Tampa this afternoon. Not surprisingly, he tied his campaign to improving the economy. Immigration, defense, education -- it's all linked to "economic security," said Massachusetts former governor.

"You can't have a strong military without a strong economy," Romney said.

And he noted -- again -- that John McCain voted against the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts, although he acknowledged to reporters he didn't publicly laud them at the time but his first comment later was supportive.

"When they first came out out, I didn't make any comment on them," he said. "I said the economy needed a stimulus, and hoped they would be a stimulus. But I didn't make it a practice as governor to talk about federal legislation."


[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:18pm]


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