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Romney Camp: Press Wasn’t Supposed to Be Blocked From Rope Line

The Romney campaign has consistently avoided giving the press much access to Mitt Romney himself. Romney rarely answers questions shouted at him, and he recently went over a month without doing a press conference.

Today, Romney staffers and volunteers tried to prevent reporters from even getting access to the rope line. But the Romney campaign is saying that resulted from a mistake. “This was an error on the part of the campaign staff and volunteers. We have reminded them that press is allowed on the rope line to record the governor’s interactions with voters,” Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul told Politico. Romney may never become a frequent press conference holder, but his campaign doesn’t intend to restrict access any further right now.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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