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Romney holds campaign rally at Kettering University

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(02/25/12) - Trailing in some local and national polls, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a last-ditch effort to sway Mid-Michigan voters Saturday afternoon. The Michigan native held a campaign rally at Kettering University.

Romney is not taking his home state for granted.  He promised that between he and his wife, the two were going to visit almost every part of the state before the GOP Primary.  On Saturday, he stopped in Lansing, Troy, and finally Flint, and his supporters say they're happy he did.

"On Tuesday, I need you to vote, and I need you to vote for me," Romney told supporters at Kettering University.

With just three days left before the GOP Presidential Primary, Romney is playing up his Michigan roots with his wife by his side.

"We love Michigan, we care about Michigan, we're concerned about what's happening in the state," Ann Romney told the crowd.

Kettering is where his father-in-law graduated from and where his father campaigned for governor.  It's also where then-Senator Obama campaigned four years ago.

"When he campaigned here, he said he was going to lower taxes for the middle class.  He hasn't done that yet.  A lot of promises he made he didn't deliver," said Romney in a one-on-one interview with ABC12's Ted Fioraliso.

On board his campaign bus, Romney told ABC12 he's going to focus his message on the economy leading up to Tuesday.    

"There are a lot of politicians who have ideas of things they'd like to change in Washington, but I'm the only guy who's spent time in the private sector. I know what it takes to create jobs. And I went to get Michigan working again," Romney said.

It's a message his supporters say solidified their vote.

"Flint is such a big producer of a lot of things that go into America. And he's for America and he wants to bring jobs back here," said Romney supporter Kelly Schluckebier.

"I think we need to turn the economy around right now, and I think Mitt's the one to do it," said Romney supporter Peter Jackson.

Romney is off to Florida where he'll make an appearance at the Daytona 500 Sunday. Then it's back to Michigan as he comes down the home stretch.

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