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Mitt Romney Plans More Events In Swing States: Report

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WASHINGTON -- Republican Mitt Romney is planning to begin a more aggressive schedule of traditional campaign events in battleground states, including critical Ohio.

The GOP nominee will look to increase the tempo of his campaign itinerary so it more closely mirrors the intense schedules of public events that have marked previous presidential contests during the last seven weeks before an election, a Romney adviser said Wednesday.

The campaign was finalizing events for the weekend and early next week, but it was planning stops in Colorado and Ohio. The adviser said some days call for three public events a day – a significant increase over Romney's past schedule.

The adviser spoke on the condition of anonymity because the plans had not yet been announced formally.

Some Republicans were openly worried about the state of Romney's campaign, and some strategists criticized what's been a relatively slow public schedule for the candidate. In recent weeks, Romney held few public events, instead focusing on fundraising and preparing for three debates with President Barack Obama scheduled next month.

While Romney campaigned in Florida on Wednesday, the previous week saw the Republican nominee spending the weekend at home in Boston. He gave a speech Monday in Los Angeles, in a solidly Democratic state, and then was raising money in Texas and Utah, two solidly Republican states.

Obama has also spent a significant amount of time fundraising, a change that comes in part because both candidates have rejected public financing.

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