July 31, 2014

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Mitt Romney concludes appearance at Avon Lake High

AVON LAKE — The crowd is filing out of the Avon Lake High School gym following Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech today even as Romney works the room, talking to a press of people near the bleachers.

Romney blasted President Barack Obama’s policies even as he promised to reach across the political divide to work with Democrats, something he said he did while governor of Massachusetts.

“It is high time for us to put the interests of the American people above the interests of politics,” Romney said.

Romney said he has faith he will win on Election Day, which is eight days away with the polls showing a tight race between Romney and Obama.

“My guess is that if Ohio votes me in as president I’ll be the next president of the United States,” Romney said near the end of his speech, earning thunderous applause.

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