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Romney Clarifies Video Remarks at Dallas Fundraiser

Romney in Dallas for fundraiser



    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was in Dallas for a fundraiser. A few dozen protesters demonstrated outside of the Hilton Anatole. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012)

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stopped in North Texas for a fundraiser after a rough 24 hours for his campaign.

    On Monday, liberal website Mother Jones posted video of a May fundraiser in which Romney categorized 47 percent of the people "as Obama supporters who depend on government and believe they are victims."

    Romney later spoke to Fox News. He didn't back down from his comments, but said they weren't stated elegantly.

    Tuesday's fundraising event was closed to press, but a pool report was provided.

    Romney in Dallas for Fundraiser

    [DFW] Mitt Romney Heads to Dallas for Fundraiser
    GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney holds a fundraiser Tuesday evening in Dallas.
    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012)

    According to the report, Romney talked about his comments on the video and tried to clarify.

    "It’s about pulling people out of poverty, getting them back in the middle class and having a middle class where people have rising incomes again," he said. "That’s what it’s about; that’s what I know how to do.

    During an interview on "Late Night with David Letterman" on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he's "learned as president is that you represent the entire country" and that the president can't write off large chunks of it.

    Romney didn't make an public appearances or talk to press after the Dallas fundraiser.

    A few dozen protesters, including some Occupy demonstrators, showed up at the site of the fundraiser, but police kept them away from the event.

    Romney heads to Florida on Wednesday for some more campaign events.