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Mitt Romney Promotes Bi-Partisanship in Land O'Lakes

Mitt Romney Promotes Bi-Partisanship in Land O'Lakes
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Mitt Romney swung through three cities in Florida over the weekend, as he continues to focus on on the nation's largest swing state. And he's striking a more moderate tone as the campaign enters its final days.

Romney revved up a crowd estimated at 15,000 people in a football field in Land O'Lakes Saturday night. There, he implored the crowd to get out and vote. Gov. Romney also struck a note of bi-partisanship, saying he'd work better with Congress than President Obama has.

"When I become president, I'm going to meet regularly with Democratic leaders and Republican leaders," he said, "talk about our challenges, look for places there's common ground. Because it's just too critical for us to keep going down the same path."

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Romney at Land O'Lakes High School stadium

Greg Dolan of Lutz was in the crowd, and agreed with Romney.

"For me, the biggest draw for being president is being able to work across the aisle," Dolan said after the rally. "We have 'Mr. Transparency' as president now, 'Mr. Cooperation', and everything is totally, totally separate."

Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, will keep the focus on Florida with three stops here Monday. He'll be in Jacksonville in the morning, Melbourne in the afternoon and Lakeland Monday night. Meanwhile, President Obama plans to campaign with former President Bill Clinton Monday in Orlando.