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Q&A: Romney Visit, Free Trade Highlight Political Chat

OPB | Oct. 14, 2011 5:49 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 4:26 a.m. | Portland, OR

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is - once again - visiting the Northwest/

“I don’t dislike you. I love you,” Mitt Romney told an audience in Seattle.

Kind words for business leaders at an appearance at Microsoft Thursday. He visited Portland Friday.

Meanwhile, Congress approved a set of trade deals this week.

And closer to home, in an unusual move, Gov. Kitzhaber vetoed pay increases for some top lawyers at the state Dept. of Justice.

We don’t dislike politics. We love politics. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst; he’s at the OSU Media Center. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter and blogger for The Oregonian. He is on the line from the Governor Hotel in Portland, where Governor Romney is spending the morning.

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