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Romney Tells Maine Crowd Washington Spending Out of Control

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0  Updated at 7:54 am, February 11th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(PORTLAND, Maine) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, appearing at a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, says Washington spending is out of control.

“We can’t keep on borrowing more than we take in,” Romney told a crowd of supporters Friday. “It’s killing our kids’ future and it’s immoral, and so I’m going to cut the spending in Washington. I will cap how much government spends and I will finally balance our budget.”

Romney, who is in Maine for the Saturday caucuses, deflected criticism about his overseas investments.

At a town-hall style meeting, one member of the crowd remarked: “Patriotic of you to stash your money away in the Cayman Islands?”

To which Romney replied, “It’s ok. It’s a good question. Come on. I gotta take some shots now and then or it won’t be interesting.”

Romney, who is coming off a trio of losses in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, is looking to prevent Maine-hopeful Ron Paul from his first win.

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