Mitt Romney to hold final campaign rally in New Hampshire

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will end his campaign where it began -- New Hampshire.

The candidate's final rally will be in Manchester on Monday night, with musician Kid Rock as a special guest. 

Romney began his campaign in Stratham, N.H., in June 2011. In that speech, he touted his economic experience, charging that President Obama “has failed America" -- themes he's stuck to over the past 17 months. 

But Romney's ties to New Hampshire go beyond this election. Every year his family gathers at their lakefront compound in Wolfeboro for a summer vacation (and a highly competitive regimen of sports and games known as the “Romney Olympics”). Wolfeboro is where Romney prepared for his Republican National Convention speech.

New Hampshire is also where Romney declared victory in the Republican primary and began to focus the campaign on challenging Obama. 

Romney is also planning a major event for this Friday in West Chester, Ohio. 

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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Rachel Weiner · October 31, 2012