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Romney's Plan to Win Virginia: Lyme Disease

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On Thursday evening, a conservative PR specialist living in Northern Virginia, tweeted out this photo, with the description: 'Received my first mailer from Romney & Ryan today. It talks about Lyme Disease. Huh? We were confused too. But it turns out that Romney has, over the last few months, actually made Lyme disease--the bacterial disease transmitted to humans from deer ticks--part of his pitch to suburban Virginia voters. It started back in August, when he sent a public letter (paid for by the campaign) to Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) commending him for his push to create a 'Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee.' 'More needs to be done,' Romney wrote. 'As president, I will work to ensure that more attention is focused on this important issue ... We need to ensure that all scientific viewpoints concerning this illness can be heard.' [Now GOP listening to scientists?]

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