Romney in Chicago for fundraiser
CHICAGO (AP) – Republican Mitt Romney, visiting the stronghold of President Barack Obama, attacked his rival on the economy, his energy policies and other programs he says has held back the economic recovery.
Romney was in Chicago on Thursday to raise $3.3 million for his campaign.
As his party’s presumptive nominee, Romney is engaged in an increasingly frantic race for campaign cash. Thursday’s event took place at a hotel in the affluent Gold Coast neighborhood, just a few miles north of Obama’s campaign headquarters.
In his speech to supporters, Romney said the president has failed to hold down unemployment and kept business owners from creating new jobs.
Earlier in the day, Romney and Obama laid out differing visions of how to spur America’s sluggish economy in dueling speeches in Ohio.