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Romney spending 2nd day in Cincinnati

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Mitt Romney during a visit to Cincinnati in October. Mitt Romney during a visit to Cincinnati in October.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is stopping by a Carthage manufacturing business on Thursday after attending a fundraiser on Wednesday evening.

The presumptive nominee's campaign held a fundraiser at the Netherland Plaza Hotel Wednesday night in Cincinnati. The event involved two receptions; one for VIPs willing to pay $10,000 per person, which includes a photo with Romney; and a general reception costing $2,500 per person and no photo.

Romney supporters said he is right for the nation and the state of Ohio.

"I think he is because of his leadership in the business world. My disappointment in Mr. Obama has been his lack of leadership," said Frederick Holzberger.

Others disagreed, saying Obama is the right choice. 

"While the economy is climbing out of a recession he didn't create, he's not satisfied with the growth of the economy right now. No one should be. But we've got to keep on the course," said Tim Burke, chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic party.

The money raised will go to Romney Victory Inc., which is a combination of the Romney campaign, Republican National Committee, Party Congressional Campaign Committees and some Republican State organizations.

Thursday, Romney will visit a manufacturing business, Seilkop Industries, in Carthage, where he will deliver a speech on how to fix the economy.

He will then launch a six-state bus tour Friday in New Hampshire will take him across Ohio on Sunday.

A campaign spokesman says the Ohio leg begins with a "Father's Day pancake breakfast" in Brunswick in northeast Ohio. That's followed by an outdoor rally in Newark and a stop at a western Ohio burger restaurant in Troy.

The campaign says the tour focuses on small towns and their residents' everyday concerns. Romney will also be joined by Senator Rob Portman on Sunday in Ohio. Portman has been mentioned frequently in speculation as the top choice for Romney's running mate. Portman will also campaign for Romney on Friday in North Carolina.

President Barack Obama will be back in Ohio on Thursday, at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. In 2008, Obama carried Ohio, a swing state likely to be pivotal in November.

According to the Federal Elections Commission, Romney has raised $1,852,506 in Ohio and President Barack Obama has raised $1,775,673 in Ohio.

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