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Mitt Romney pushes offshore oil drilling in mid-Atlantic

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at Watson Truck and Supply in Hobbs, New Mexico. (Aug. 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Seeking to reset his economic message, Republican Mitt Romney pledged Thursday to create 3 million jobs and more than $1 trillion in revenue by ramping up offshore oil drilling and giving states more control over energy production on federal land.

Romney, reviving a long-elusive goal pushed by presidents and presidential candidates for decades, said his plans would make the U.S., along with...

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