Mitt Romney finalizes plans for multistate bus tour

By Steve Peoples

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 1 2012 12:40 p.m. MDT

FILE - In this July 17, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Irwin, Pa. Romney's campaign is finalizing plans for a multi-state bus tour set to begin at the end of next week.The Republican presidential candidate is expected to visit Virginia, North Carolina and Florida, although the schedule may change in the coming days. Romney returned from a bumpy overseas trip late Tuesday and is spending Wednesday in private meetings at his Boston headquarters.

Evan Vucci, File, Associated Press

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WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney's campaign is finalizing plans for a multistate bus tour to begin late next week.

The Republican presidential candidate is expected to visit Virginia, North Carolina and Florida, although the schedule may change in the coming days. Romney returned from a bumpy overseas trip late Tuesday. He was spending Wednesday in meetings at his Boston campaign headquarters.

Romney is scheduled to campaign in the Denver area on Thursday. Aides report that he'll attend a Republican Governors Association fundraiser in Aspen later that night. A handful of governors often mentioned as possible Romney running mates are scheduled to attend.

Next week's bus tour could be part of the rollout for a running mate. Republican officials are expecting that announcement any day.

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