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Romney juggles campaigning and fundraising

Published on Sep 22, 2012 3:52 PM
Supporters cheer US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Sept 21, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

LAS VEGAS (REUTERS) - Under fire from fellow Republicans to be more visible in swing states to help his shaky campaign, Mr Mitt Romney will have to pull himself away from a major drag on his time: fundraising events.

United States (US) Presidential hopeful Romney's new strategy to sometimes hold three campaign events a day in the key states that will likely decide the Nov 6 election has yet to kick in.

Instead, on Friday he flew across the country to hold just one rally in Las Vegas, but also to attend a fundraiser with wealthy donors at the Red Rock Casino Resort and another one near San Francisco.

"President Obama says he can't fix Washington. I can. I will lead. I will get the job done," he told the Las Vegas audience of financial backers and casino bigwigs.

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