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Romney to make pitch to black voters at NAACP

3 years ago July 11, 2012 Jul 11, 2012 Wednesday, July 11 2012 Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:38:13 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

HOUSTON - Mitt Romney will talk economics today in a rare appearance before the NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights group.

The black organization has largely backed Democrats, but Romney hopes he can sell a message that his policies would be better for blacks, who have an overall unemployment rate of 14.4 percent.

That's considerably higher than the 8.2 percent national average rate of joblessness.

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