Mitt Romney chose a Chicago suburb today to attack President Obama on the economy and new welfare rules. The presumed Republican presidential nominee then got to work raising campaign cash. IPR's Sam Hudzik reports.
Romney spoke at an Elk Grove Village business park, standing in front of machinery at Acme Industries.
"I only thought that was a cartoon business on the road runner cartoons, right?"
Romney's speech focused on small businesses, government regulation and the economy. And he continued a dust-up with the White House over possible changes to work rules for welfare recipients.
"President Obama is simply out of ideas. He's out of excuses. And Illinois needs to help me make sure that in November we put him out of office."
That help from Illinois is most likely to come in the form of campaign cash, as even his ardent supporters in the state don't think Romney can win Illinois. The former Massachusetts governor left after a 19-minute speech to collect some of those donations, at a pair of high-dollar fundraisers in the city.
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