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Republican Hopeful Romney Campaigns In N.H.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned in New Hampshire Thursday afternoon.

In Rochester, Romney visited a real-estate developer and realtor Mark Philips with a lot of empty space, because he’s had to lay off 30 people since the economy crashed in 2008. Romney told the Rochester-area residents gathered around the table that he’s looking for their advice. Philips told Romney he doesn’t see the economy getting any better.

“It’s just not any fun anymore,” Philips said.

“Are you seeing any shift at this stage, or just not?” Romney asked him.

“I haven’t seen it, and thank the Lord the prime rate’s where it’s at, so some of us can hang in there,” Philips answered.

The latest University of New Hampshire poll shows Romney with a commanding lead in the state, but Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann is catching up.

This program aired on July 14, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Fred Thys Reporter
Fred Thys reported on politics and higher education for WBUR.



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