Mitt Romney opens Florida campaign headquarters in Tampa listen09/02/11 Kelly Benjamin
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GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney swung through Tampa this morning. He spoke to Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida. Romney also attended the grand opening of his Florida campaign headquarters in downtown.
Mitt Romney shook some hands, grabbed a doughnut, and greeted the crowd of about 60 Republicans who gathered to celebrate the opening of his new campaign headquarters overlooking the Hillsborough River. Romney wasted no time in lashing out against Barack Obama and his handling of the economy.
Romney went on to preview the central focus of his presidential campaign, his job plan for the country, and how he says it would provide a stark contrast to President Obama's
Among those who came to wish Romney luck was Hillsborough County Commissioner and Congressional candidate Mark Sharpe:
Sharpe, who recently announced he will be running for the seat held by Kathy Castor in the US Congress, says one thing he appreciates about Romney is his "adult" leadership.
Romney's presidential candidacy has had a mixed reception from some more conservative members of the Republican party who feel that Romney is too moderate. Tampa Republican and former City Council candidate Stanley Gloster dismisses these concerns.
Also in town to welcome Mitt Romney was Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Last month, Mitt Romney caused a bit of a stir at the the Iowa State Fair when he made a comment that "corporations are people too." WMNF asked Pam Bondi what she thought of that.
"Do I think corporations are people? As Attorney General I'm not going to comment on that."
However, Tampa attorney and Romney supporter Hunter Chamberlain defended Romney's stance on corporate personhood.
Mitt Romney is set to formally unveil his plan to create jobs as President Tuesday in Nevada, the state with the worst unemployment and highest foreclosure rate in the country. President Obama will present his plan to Congress two days later.