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Mitt Romney heads to Charlotte

Posted May 9, 2012
Updated May 11, 2012

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— Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney heads to Charlotte on Friday.

The former Massachusetts governor's campaign said he is expected to speak at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company at 1 p.m., but it offered no other details about the trip. (Watch the speech live on WRAL.com.)

Romney was on a fundraising trip last month when he made his first stop as a presidential candidate to the Queen City, which is where President Barack Obama will accept the Democratic Party's nomination in September.

Thursday's official announcement comes on the heels of Romney's latest primary wins in the North Carolina, West Virginia and Indiana.

Romney won at least 55 delegates Tuesday, making him 233 shy of the 1,144 he needs to clinch the Republican presidential nomination — a gap he could close by the end of the month.

Romney won all 27 delegates at stake in Indiana and 37 of the 52 delegates up for grabs in the Tar Heel state.

North Carolina awarded delegates in direct proportion to the statewide vote, leaving Romney's opponent, Rep. Ron Paul, with some delegates. Both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who have both dropped out of the race, also received some delegates because their names were still on the ballot.

Voters also went to the polls in West Virginia, with 28 delegates at stake, but delegate results were not expected on election night.

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  • ger May 11, 2012

    "YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT they are ok living like that. THEY AINT WORKING. WE are paying their bills on unemployment. AND THAT DONT support anything but them. COMPREHEND THAT and get a clue."
    __________________________________________

    you only get unemployment if you were working to put money into the system. stop hat ing on folks who lost their jobs.

  • RM24 May 11, 2012

    What don’t you get? It’s pretty understandable if you use a little comprehension. I’m saying they shouldn’t. If they’re ok living like that, let them. Companies have plenty other places to invest.
    katahdin

    YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT they are ok living like that. THEY AINT WORKING. WE are paying their bills on unemployment. AND THAT DONT support anything but them. COMPREHEND THAT and get a clue.

  • Trekker May 11, 2012

    “So you are saying that BIG GOVMT cant fix local problems???” RM24

    What don’t you get? It’s pretty understandable if you use a little comprehension. I’m saying they shouldn’t. If they’re ok living like that, let them. Companies have plenty other places to invest.

  • RM24 May 11, 2012

    Latest CommentsBUT BUT BUT Obama said he would fix the world. Why not ROCKY MOUNT???? RM24

    CUZ CUZ CUZ Rocky Mount doesn't help itself. You can't help a Rocky Mount if they can't be bothered helping it themselves.
    katahdin

    Why does it not? Who are the leaders in Rocky Mount? So you are saying that BIG GOVMT cant fix local problems???

  • Trekker May 11, 2012

    BUT BUT BUT Obama said he would fix the world. Why not ROCKY MOUNT????
    RM24

    CUZ CUZ CUZ Rocky Mount doesn't help itself. You can't help a Rocky Mount if they can't be bothered helping it themselves.

  • MakoII May 11, 2012

    Danny22,

    BTW, I read that quote from Obama. He was being taunted by a group of kids and lashed out at a girl named Corretta. IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.

    Compare/Contrast with LEADING a GROUP of kids who bullied multiple kids!

    Compare/Contrast that with Obama remembering and saying he regretted it in his memoir with Romney saying he has ZERO memory of the incident!

    Compare/Contrast that with Obama sponsoring Equal Rights measure for Equal Pay for Women in the Workplace with Romney being Anti-Gay Marriage!!

    Let's keep these comparisons going. Let the PEOPLE judge!

  • MakoII May 11, 2012

    And Obama has admitted and told it himself that he beat up a girl when he was younger.
    Danny22

    And you know how that might possibly be pertinent? If Obama supported legislation that repressed women's rights!

    But in fact he's done the opposite. He's passed legislation guaranteeing women equal pay in the work place.

    Now if Romney was FOR Gay Marriage, would his bullying effeminate and gay kids be vilified or would he be lauded? He'd be lauded.

    Being Gay isn't a Choice. But being FOR Gay Marriage, and turning your life around from bullying to rallying IS a choice...

  • RM24 May 11, 2012

    Yeah that's Obama's doing. It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Rocky Mount is rundown right? It takes more than its proximity to the interstate to make companies feel comfortable investing in the area, especially an area with a high crime rate.
    katahdin

    BUT BUT BUT Obama said he would fix the world. Why not ROCKY MOUNT????

  • RM24 May 11, 2012

    romney and the rest of you rich white greedy peopel will one day BOW to the KING OBAMA!
    OBAMAin12

    WELL one racist checks in.

  • RM24 May 11, 2012

    The media is telling one lie after another b/c they know Obama is toast. It will get worse. Thank goodness most people are waking up to the Obama lies.
    Danny22

    AMEN !

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