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Mitt Romney encourages supporters to help victims of Hurricane Sandy

5:30 PM, Oct 31, 2012   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- During a campaign rally in Tampa this morning Mitt Romney encouraged his supporters to help those impacted by Sandy. Romney told the crowd of about 2,000 "we come together at times like this" adding a donation to the American Red Cross would help with the recovery effort.

"So please if you have an extra dollar or two, send them along and keep people who have been in harms way, who've been damaged either personally or through their property, keep them in your thoughts and prayers," Romney said.

A number of other speakers at the rally, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, also encouraged those in attendance to help out.

"We have been the beneficiary of these donations in the past, let's make sure we pay it forward for our neighbors and fellow Americans up north that are suffering," Rubio said.

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The rally in Tampa was one of three Romney is holding in Florida Wednesday. His other stops are in Coral Gables and Jacksonville.

During this 30-minute speech, Romney touted his 5-point plan that he says will help get the country's economy turned around. The Republican said it's time for a new course with, one in six people in poverty and 47 million Americans on food stamps.

"I will bring real change and real reform in a Presidency that brings us together," Romney said.

Other speakers at the rally included Senate candidate Connie Mack IV, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco.

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