Romney coming to Tucson

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The presidential campaign for 2012 is coming to Tucson for the first time.

The campaign of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney said Tuesday he will hold a town hall and business roundtable Wednesday, September 14th, at a local car dealership.

Romney was leading in the GOP polls until Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the race earlier this month.

The release from the campaign says the Tucson event will begin at 9:30 A.M. Wednesday and will be held at Jim Click Ford at 22nd Street and Wilmot Road. 

The campaign says the event is not open to the public.  It's apparently for invited guests only.

Click is well known as a strong financial backer of Republican candidates.

Yesterday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said the presidential primary in the state would be held on February 28th.  That's 167 days from Romney's visit tomorrow.  South Carolina Republican officials have voiced some concern about that date, but there's been no demand from the Republican National Committee to change it.