Romney Campaigns in Mo. While Deep South Votes

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 04:48 PM

 

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Mitt Romney ignored his GOP presidential rivals Tuesday as he asked Missouri voters to help him secure the party nomination and take on President Barack Obama this fall.

Romney told a St. Louis crowd of about 400 that Obama is content with high deficits and high gasoline prices. The former Massachusetts governor repeated his promises to cut spending, create jobs and boost the military.

Romney did not mention his GOP rivals in his 15-minute speech under blue skies. He chose to spend the day in Missouri, which holds caucuses Saturday, rather than in Alabama and Mississippi, where Republicans were voting Tuesday. A Romney victory in either of those states could help solidify his claim as the most likely nominee.

Romney seemed content to spend much of his time doing TV and radio interviews. His first of two planned public events Tuesday was scheduled to last 50 minutes in the Kirkwood suburb of St. Louis. But he spoke only 15 minutes, took no questions, and began shaking hands and posing for photos with voters.

On Monday in Mobile, Romney made a final pitch to Alabama voters during an appearance with comedian Jeff Foxworthy. He jabbed Obama, saying the president has botched policy on energy, taxes, health care and other issues.

Romney's schedule called for him to spend much of Wednesday and Thursday raising money in New York before traveling to Puerto Rico on Friday. Puerto Rico's Republican caucuses are Sunday.

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