**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks with campaign strategist Stuart Stevens during a podium check at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 30, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks with campaign strategist Stuart Stevens during a podium check at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 30, 2012. (Associated Press)