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Romney focuses on economy in pursuit of 2-state triumph next week
DETROIT (AP) ' It's all economy all the time for Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor is back to campaign basics as he tries to fend off Republican presidential rival Rick Santorum in Michigan and Arizona primaries next week.
Romney courted tea party voters in suburban Detroit on Thursday night with an indictment of President Barack Obama as a man who is, in Romney's words, "comfortable living with trillion-dollar deficits."
A day earlier, in Chandler, Ariz., Romney called for a 20 percent cut in personal income tax rates, a step he says will help the economy grow and create jobs.
Next up is a speech Friday morning before the Detroit Economic Club, in a city that is struggling and a state where unemployment stood at 9.3 percent in December.