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Published March 01, 2012, 07:31 PM

Romney Brings Campaign to Fargo

FARGO (WDAZ-TV) - While Grand Forks democrats were starting to prep for a visit by a former president, Fargo Republicans were welcoming a man who wants to be president.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAZ

FARGO (WDAZ-TV) - While Grand Forks democrats were starting to prep for a visit by a former president, Fargo Republicans were welcoming a man who wants to be president.

In a north Fargo machine shop this morning, Mitt Romney asked North Dakota voters to send him to the White House.

With Super Tuesday fast approaching,vRomney is packing in campaign stops. And he used North Dakota as an example of how an oil boom can teach valuable lessons about an economy.

"It is my pleasure to welcome to the great state of North Dakota," Romney said.

The work floor at Wrigley Mechanical is used to seeing heavy lifting, today it hosted a Republican heavy hitter.

"What a warm welcome on this chilly day, it is not that bad. I thought it would be 20 below," Romney said.

In his first campaign stop this year in North Dakota, Mitt Romney ripped the Obama administration for attempting to de-rail the state's oil successes by regulating the industry to death.

"He wants the EPA into this as a matter of fact he has 10 different agencies that want to push their way into fracking. So they can slow down the development of oil and gas in this country," Romney said.

North Dakota Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley felt right at home here. His family owns the Fargo business that today hosted a presidential candidate.

"It has really grown by investing and then reinvesting the profits scratch something together over the years and you take risks and grown and have a vision and that is what I have the most regard for," Wrigley said.

Romney took questions from the audience, then asked them to remember him come Tuesday.

"You give me the delegates and the likelihood is I will become the nominee and beat Obama and take America back. Thanks you guys," Romney said.

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