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Published March 01, 2012, 06:52 PM

Romney rallies supporters at Fargo campaign stop

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - In a north Fargo machine shop today, a Republican candidate for President asked North Dakota voters to send him to the White House.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

In a north Fargo machine shop today, a Republican candidate for President asked North Dakota voters to send him to the White House. With Super Tuesday fast approaching Mitt Romney is packing campaign stops into these final days, and he used North Dakota as an example for a struggling economy.

The work floor at Wrigley Mechanical in north Fargo is used to seeing heavy lifting. Today it hosted a Republican heavy hitter.

Mitt Romney – (R) Presidential Candidate: “What a warm welcome on this chilly day. It is not that bad. I thought it would be 20 below.”

In his first campaign stop this year in North Dakota, Romney ripped the Obama administration for attempting to derail the state’s oil successes by regulating the industry to death.

Mitt Romney: “He wants the EPA to get into it. As a matter of fact he has 10 different federal agencies trying to push their way into fracking so they can slow down the development of oil and gas in this country.”

North Dakota Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley felt right at home here. His family owns the Fargo business that today hosted a presidential candidate.

Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley – (R) North Dakota: “It has really grown into something by investing initially and then reinvesting the company’s profits. You hope you scratch something together over the years and you take risks, and you expand, and you grown and have a vision. That is what I have the most regard for.”

Romney took questions from the audience, then asked them to remember him come Tuesday.

Mitt Romney: “You give me the delegates and the likelihood is I will become the nominee. If I become the nominee I’m going to beat Barack Obama and take America back. Thanks you guys.”

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