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Romney on jobs report: Economy at ‘virtual standstill’

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney boards his plane Norfolk Va. Friday Nov. 2 2012 as he travels

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney boards his plane in Norfolk, Va., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, as he travels to campaign events in Milwaukee, Wis. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Updated: November 2, 2012 11:16AM



NORFOLK, Va. — Mitt Romney says the one-tenth-of-a-point increase in the unemployment rate to 7.9 percent is, quote, “a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill.”

The Republican presidential nominee says voters will decide Tuesday between what he calls stagnation and prosperity.

He made the comments in a statement while traveling from Norfolk, Va., to Milwaukee, to continue campaigning in the final days of the White House race.

Romney argues that President Barack Obama’s policies have crushed America’s middle class, and that the nation can do better. He’s also promising to make real changes that will lead to a real recovery.



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