At a rescheduled campaign stop in Pueblo Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized president Obama’s handling of the economy and the situation in the Middle East. KRCC’s Shanna Lewis reports about 2000 people turned out for the event at the Pueblo airport.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Romney told supporters energy independence is key to his economic plan – and he promised that could happen in eight years’ time.

…and that means we’re going to drill more on government lands in government waters we’re going to open up Alaska and we’re also going to build that pipeline in from Canada to get some of that oil.

Romney’s plans for opening up energy development were good news to Puebloan Paula Belden, who says she’s a registered Democrat.

I’m extremely excited about using the resources we have in Colorado. If we can become energy independent, that is so important. I don’t want one more American life lost because of oil and we all know that’s what it’s about.

Belden says Romney has her vote, even though she wishes he supported a widely-debated tax credit for wind energy as well. Uncertainty over that credit is the reason given by wind tower maker Vestas for laying off workers in Colorado.

Romney also told the Pueblo crowd he’d eliminate taxes on capital gains and dividends for people making under $200,000 a year.


The Obama Campaign meanwhile calls the extension of the wind production tax credit critical, and says it supports around 5,000 jobs in Colorado.

 

One Response to Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney Campaigns in Pueblo

  1. [...] Listen to Mitt Romney Campaigns in Pueblo, Colorado reported and produced by Shanna Lewis for KRCC News. Share this:ShareStumbleUponFacebookDiggEmailLinkedInTwitterRedditPrintLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in KRCC, Photography, Radio, Reported Story and tagged Mitt Romney, pueblo. Bookmark the permalink. ← Pueblo Chile Season’s Smoking Hot [...]

News

WJCT News
November 26, 2014 | WJCT · Jacksonville, Fla., is racing to find funds to deepen its port. If it can’t accommodate newer, bigger cargo ships from Asia, the city says, it will lose out to Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.
 

Carrie Kahn
November 26, 2014 | NPR · The pair fed and clothed Central American migrants on their way through Mexico. One of them, a transvestite, had been doing it for more than a decade and had received death threats.
 

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Next week, Texas is slated to execute Scott Panetti for murder. He has a long history of mental illness but was allowed to defend himself at trial, where he insisted he was a movie character.
 

Arts & Life

Crown Media
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Christmas cable movies are a genre unto themselves. We take a look at some of the Hallmark (and other) romances that are surprisingly big business this time of year.
 

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Cold, dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files’ chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files’ “ghostly, magical storytelling.”
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
November 26, 2014 | WXPN · The British singer and songwriter’s voice fills subtle, muted arrangements with color.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Ari Shapiro previews his Thanksgiving Day conversation with Melissa Etheridge.
 

Courtesy of Sanctuary Records
November 26, 2014 | NPR · “I think if I had been an accomplished songwriter I wouldn’t have written ‘You Really Got Me,’ ” Davies tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab