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Romney: Election going to be 'close-fought battle'

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2 2015 5:19 a.m. MDT

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a Colorado Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting in Denver, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.  At rear are sons Matt, Craig, Tagg, and Josh Romney. (Associated Press) Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a Colorado Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting in Denver, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. At rear are sons Matt, Craig, Tagg, and Josh Romney. (Associated Press)

DENVER — Republican Mitt Romney says the November election against President Barack Obama will be a "close-fought battle."

He also says Obama is offering a vision for "trickle-down government" and that Americans saw "two very different visions for America" during the first presidential debate Wednesday night in Denver.

The Republican nominee spoke Thursday morning during a surprise appearance at the Colorado Conservative Political Action Committee's meeting in Denver. A smiling Romney took the stage to sustained cheers from the audience of conservative activists.

Romney was introduced by four of his five sons. His appearance at the meeting came before a scheduled flight to Virginia, where he and running mate Paul Ryan were to address an evening rally.

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