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Will Romney's claim he's for '100 percent' help him bounce back? (+video)

After a video leaked showing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney saying 47 percent of Americans are dependent upon government, the candidate tried to recover Wednesday, saying his campaign was about helping '100 percent' of Americans.

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Seeking to recover from his disparaging remarks about the half of the country that gets government benefits, Republican Mitt Romney said on Wednesday his presidential campaign was about helping the "100 percent" in America.

In a fundraising speech in Atlanta and a television interview in Miami, Romney said he would do a better job of helping the poor than President Barack Obama. Advisers said Romney would step up the pace of his campaigning as the tight presidential contest enters its final seven weeks.

"My campaign is about the 100 percent in America and I'm concerned about them," Romney said in an interview with the Spanish-language Univision network in Miami as he sought to control the damage from what appeared to be the worst two days of his campaign.


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