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Mitt Romney says Michigan win would hand him presidency

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands during campaign stop Bavarian Inn Lodge Tuesday June 19 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign stop at Bavarian Inn Lodge on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Frankenmuth, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Updated: June 19, 2012 12:00PM

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. — Mitt Romney is telling voters he’ll win Michigan and is working to reassure small businesses that he’ll help them as president.

Campaigning in Michigan on Tuesday, Romney held a round-table with community business owners and addressed a rally outside the sprawling Bavarian Lodge Inn in the resort town of Frankenmuth. He criticized President Barack Obama’s energy policies and said they had hurt local businesses.

Romney steered clear of mentioning the federal bailouts that saved General Motors and Chrysler. He appeared with Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Romney’s wife, Ann, spoke to the crowd about her Michigan roots.

The likely Republican presidential nominee planned two more stops in Michigan on Tuesday. It’s the final day of a six-state bus tour through the Rust Belt.

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