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Tue August 21, 2012
Romney Visits New Mexico Thursday
Mitt Romney will make his first campaign stop in New Mexico this week with a visit to the heart of the state's oil and gas country.
Romney's campaign says the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will be in the southeastern New Mexico city of Hobbs on Thursday.
Romney told Texas donors Tuesday he would use the stop to announce a "comprehensive energy plan" focused on fossil-based fuels.
Romney is scheduled to attend a fundraising luncheon following his announcement at Watson Truck and Supply in Hobbs.
Earlier this year, President Barack Obama visited New Mexico's Permian Basin, which is solid Republican territory, to promote his administration's commitment to domestic energy production.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.