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Romney Makes Campaign Stop in North Las Vegas

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NORTH LAS VEGAS  --Mitt Romney defended himself Friday in a North Las Vegas campaign stop after Senator Harry Reid dropped bombshell allegations.

Reid who claims Romney hasn't paid taxes for a decade is putting pressure on the Republican presidential candidate to release more tax returns.

Anti Romney demonstrators pounded the pavement outside while GOP supporters cheered inside Sierre Truck Body and Equipment.

"This is Las Vegas. What a welcome. Thank you Nevada," Romney said.

Romney avoided discussing the tax issue and instead focused on unemployment numbers.

"We were just down the street -- I guess it was about a year ago -- talking about the economy, and we thought things would be better by now, but they are sure not."

Romney attacked President Obama on the economy.

"This is an extraordinary record of failure. The president's policies have not worked because he thinks government makes America work. He is wrong."

Romney is promoting his economic plan that he says would create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. Romney didn't bring up the tax allegations until after his campaign speech when he was answering reporter questions. He said he pays taxes every year and he pays a lot.

"Harry Reid has to put up or shut up.  'So Harry, who are your sources?' I understand now what you are trying to do. You're trying to deflect the fact that job numbers are bad, that Americans are out of work, and you're trying to throw anything on the screen that will grab attention," Romney said.



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