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Mitt Romney Brings Cookies To Reporters Day After Campaign Trail Scuffle

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Mitt Romney is trying to win over reporters days after his campaign had a notably public scuffle with some of them.

Journalists on the campaign trail started tweeting on Thursday that the presumptive GOP nominee, who is not known for his chumminess with the press, had appeared at the back of their plane, bearing chocolate chip cookies.

On Friday, the AP's Philip Elliot described Romney's new charm offensive:

"Warm and gooey. Get the rest," he urged a reporter as he passed out the freshly baked cookies while the plane made the hourlong flight. "Come on. Two-hander."

Romney also wheeled out pictures of his grandson and took an unusual amount of questions from the journalists during the day.

The offer of treats (and chat) came the day after some reporters were physically prevented from asking Romney questions at a campaign event. His team later apologized for the incident, but it appears to have been seen as a low point in the relationship between the politician and the press, which has never been that warm.

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