Romney Focuses on Economy at Rally In Springs

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GOP candidate Mitt Romney is already looking ahead to Colorado.

Though votes have not been counted in Nevada, which is holding Saturday's "First in the West" caucus, Romney has his eyes on the Centennial State, where the next GOP contest will be held.

Romney was in Colorado Springs Saturday to rally supporters ahead of Tuesday's caucus. In a brief speech, he hit on familiar themes in his first campaign stop of 2012 in Colorado.

Romney talked about the economy at Springs Fabrication a business in Colorado Springs. More than 1,000 Republicans cheered the GOP front-runner, who was cruising to a second-straight win Saturday in the Nevada caucuses.

"The best thing we can do to help housing values, and prevent foreclosures from just rushing across the country, is to get more people back to work,” Romney said. “As people are working, they're able to afford homes. They can afford homes that will raise the value of homes. And that's really the plight of our housing industry right now...that we have such a high level of unemployment."

Colorado Republicans hold their caucuses Tuesday, and Romney is expected to cruise to victory here. Romney won the 2008 caucuses with some 60 percent of the vote.

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum also campaigned in Colorado Saturday, with stops in Montrose, Loveland and Greeley.

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