Romney might be visiting Janesville

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
— Mitt Romney might visit Janesville next Monday.

The website WisPolitics.com on Monday cited a Republican source as saying Romney would stop here.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee plans to visit Wisconsin on Monday as part of a bus tour that focuses on small towns, according to his official itinerary.

Spokesmen for the state Republican Party and Gov. Scott Walker did not respond to questions about a possible Romney stop in Janesville. Rock County Republican Party Chairman Jason Mielke said he could not speak on the record about a possible visit.

However, Allie Brandenburger, regional press secretary for the Romney campaign, did not rule it out.

"We will have specifics on location later in the week," was as much as Brandenburger would say when pressed for a response during an email exchange with The Gazette.

A news release says the tour starts Friday in New Hampshire and continues in Pennsylvania and Ohio over the weekend before coming to Wisconsin and Iowa on Monday. The tour ends Tuesday in Michigan.

Romney plans to meet with families and business owners during the "Every Town Counts" tour to highlight what Romney calls President Barack Obama's failed policies.

A Romney visit to the hometown of Rep. Paul Ryan is bound to revive questions about whether Romney is considering Ryan for a role in his administration. Romney has spoken positively about Ryan's work on fiscal issues.

Ryan's office did not respond Monday to a request for a statement.

Last updated: 8:48 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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