MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used the building which houses the America's Credit Union Museum to rally his campaign workers in New Hampshire before he left the state to travel back to Iowa for the Jan. 3 caucuses. The elegant three-story museum exists in the building where the first CU in the United States was established in 1908.

A spokesman for the campaign said Romney chose the museum because it was available and suitable space for his last formal appearance in the state.

In a press release about the Dec. 27 speech, the museum said the speech began on a somber note as Romney addressed the assassination of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto that had occurred earlier that morning. He spoke of how this tragic event reinforces the need for the United States to promote stable and democratic governments overseas and the governor focused the remainder of his 20 minute speech on his belief that family values and the work of the American people are the solution to the challenges that the nation faces. He indicated that American people and independent enterprise are the nation's best resources.

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