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Posted: 5:41 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012
By Blair Miller
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, sat down with Eyewitness News anchor Blair Miller Friday during a visit to Charlotte.
Romney came to Charlotte facing hot-button issues, including same-sex marriage and Amendment One, which passed in North Carolina just three days ago.
“How big of an issue do you think this will play in the presidential race?” Miller asked.
“You know, I think for a number of people this will play in a very big way. I know it's an important issue,” Romney said.
This week, President Obama changed his position on the issue, saying he supports same-sex marriage. He said he was influenced by people in same-sex relationships.
“So I'm curious, do you have anyone close to you or within your inner circle that's in a same-sex relationship?” Miller asked.
“I do,” Romney said. “I'm not going to tell you who exactly that is but I certainly do.”
“How does that factor into your decision?” Miller asked.
“The people I speak with don't have a problem with the fact that I feel that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman,” Romney said.
In Romney's 15-minute speech to workers at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, he pushed his plan for jobs and the economy.
He called North Carolina a key state in the election but stopped short of calling it a must-win.
“Obama is certainly putting down roots in North Carolina -- what's your plan for North Carolina and how will you overcome that?” Miller asked.
“Our campaign may not be able to keep up with the president's spending,” Romney said. “I'll win because of my message -- not my spending.”
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