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Romney keeps up general election focus with last-minute Thursday trip for “press conference on the economy” in Pennsylvania, where Obama will also be.

Update: Democrats bracket the bracketing with Ed Rendell Thursday media conference call “to discuss Mitt Romney’s failed economic record.”

Mitt Romney Holds Press Conference On The Economy In Pennsylvania During Pres. Obama’s Visit

Boston, MA – On Thursday, Mitt Romney will hold a news conference at Allentown Metal Works, a closed-down Pennsylvania factory President Barack Obama once predicted would be a success because of the $787 billion stimulus. The following event is open to the press:

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Event: Press Conference At Allentown Metal Works

When: 4:10 PM EDT

Location: Allentown Metal Works
600 South 10th Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Note: A mult-box will be available.

This is yet another super-smart move by the frontrunner, and it is a four-fer. It keeps up the Romney strategy of focusing on "Obama versus Romney" (rather than "Romney versus the Republican field"), thereby elevating Romney. It keeps the focus on the economy, which is almost all Romney wants to talk about. It cues up Romney for the general election in a now-Blue-former-battleground state (Obama probably can't win re-election without the Keystone State.). And it allows Romney to get a press conference under his belt with few national reporters present, and (very likely) few questions (and certainly few answers, regardless of the questions!) focused on anything but the economy -- and not, say, health care.
Related Topics: 2012 Elections

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