Elections 2012

Sep 23, 2012

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 Romney vows to campaign more aggressively

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By Ros Krasny

DENVER (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney vowed on Sunday that he would campaign more aggressively in the remaining weeks before the November election.

The comments, made to reporters aboard his campaign plane, suggested Romney was taking to heart criticism from his own party about the amount of time he has spent raising funds versus speaking to voters.

"I think the fundraising season is probably getting a bit quieter. I would rather spend the time in key states," Romney said in his first comments to reporters since Monday.

Romney is about to kick off a week of campaigning in battleground states, including Colorado and Ohio.

He said Democrat President Barack Obamas campaign consistently mischaracterizes his positions on issues like taxes and abortion, and voters would get a better chance to learn about his positions during debates that begin on Oct 3.

Aggressive advertising by Obama has coincided with a slow but noticeable decline in Romneys standing in opinion polls.

(Reporting By Ros Krasny; Editing by Stacey Joyce)