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Romney tells Utah audience president out of touch on economy

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"It’s disingenuous for him to say ‘I don’t have time to talk to the voters of Utah but I do have time to do photo ops with Mitt Romney,’" said Holly Richardson, Liljenquist’s campaign chairman.

According to the most recent campaign filings, Romney had raised $3.6 million in the state, compared to $505,000 raised by President Barack Obama. But Obama is well ahead of Romney in national fundraising, bringing in $217 million to date, compared to $97 million for Romney.

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However, the Romney campaign and Republican Party outraised the Obama campaign and Democratic for the month of May, $76 million to $60 million, the first time the Romney campaign has raised more than Obama’s in a month.

Utah Republican Party Chairman Thomas Wright said it will take a huge amount of money to compete with the Obama campaign, and it is important for Utahns support Romney.

"I think it’s really exciting that the presidential nominee on the Republican side has such strong ties to Utah, and I think it’s time for all Republicans … to step up and open their wallets and end the Obama era in America, because it’s too damaging to our country," Wright said.

Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis said he’s happy to have Romney back in the state.

"We hope he spends a lot of time in retirement here after this election," he said. "It’s ironic that Governor Romney is so popular in Utah, because he really is so out of touch with working Utahns."


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