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Mitt Romney may hold rally in Bucks County Sunday

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's team is considering a campaign rally in southeastern Pennsylvania Sunday afternoon and Clout hears Bucks County is a likely locale. Romney's running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, is due to campaign in Harrisburg Saturday.

Mitt Romney may hold rally in Bucks County Sunday

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gestures while speaking at a campaign stop in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. He may campaign in the Philly area - possibly Bucks County, on Sunday. (AP Photo / Charles Dharapak)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gestures while speaking at a campaign stop in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. He may campaign in the Philly area - possibly Bucks County, on Sunday. (AP Photo / Charles Dharapak)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's team is considering a campaign rally in southeastern Pennsylvania Sunday afternoon and Clout hears Bucks County is a likely locale.  Romney's running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, is due to campaign in Harrisburg Saturday.

A Romney visit would cap a closing week that has seen his campaign start advertising on television in Pennsylvania, prompting President Obama's campaign to take to the airwaves as well.  And several pro-Romney groups -- The American Future Fund, Americans for Prosperity and American Crossroads -- have started dumping millions into commercials in Pennsylvania criticizing Obama's record.

Obama's campaign this week cast Romney's late play for Pennsylvania as "desperation" born of poor performance in other battleground states.  Romney's campaign on Wednesday called the state part of a strategy to "expand the map" to win the presidency.

If Romney shows up, can a last-minute visit from Obama or Vice President (and Pennsylvania native) Joe Biden follow?

[Hat-tip to The Daily, where we first heard word of a potential Romney visit.]

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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