Romney talks taxes, jobs, Libya during Asheville stop
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a rally in Asheville. (Oct. 11, 2012/FOX Carolina)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -
During a campaign stop in Asheville, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney covered a wide range of topics, including taxes, jobs and the recent terrorist attack in Libya.
The former Massachusetts governor said the most important thing to him is getting Americans back to work and repairing the economy.
"The estimate is that their tax plan will cost jobs," Romney said. "I make this commitment that I will not raise taxes on small business or the middle class in America. We will keep taxes down."
Also in attendance was House Speaker John Boehner and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Those who were at the rally waited in line long before the doors opened. They said they wanted to hear how Romney plans to create jobs in a state with double-digit unemployment.
"What Obama's done over what he promised in 2008 is totally different," said Fred Orland, one of the rally attendees. "We need to get him out of there, because we know what is going to happen in four more years."
"I think he will improve North Carolina by bringing industry back, by bringing jobs back (and) by helping jobs back from overseas into America," said Gayle Riggs, another Romney supporter.
Tenth Congressional District Democratic Candidate Patsy Keever joined other Democrats outside the Romney event, questioning Romney's plan.
"To be fair, Romney's plan would create 800,000 jobs, just not in the United States," Keever said.
Romney's visit comes about a week after Vice President Joe Biden stumped for the Democrats at the UNC Asheville campus.
North Carolina is among nine swing states in the Nov. 6 general election.
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