Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2012 --- 1:26 p.m.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) -- Mitt Romney says his passion is for helping struggling Americans.
The Republican presidential nominee held a town hall-style meeting Wednesday with employees of an Ohio manufacturing company that makes natural gas compressors.
He said, quote, "My whole passion is about helping the American people who are struggling right now."
Romney has faced tough questions about a remark, caught on a secretly recorded video in the spring, that nearly half of Americans are dependent upon the government and believe they are victims. He has since said he was wrong.
It was Romney's second consecutive day campaigning in the important state of Ohio. No Republican has won the presidency without winning the state. Romney will spend two of the next three days in the state, too.
Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.