DAVENPORT, Iowa – If Mitt Romney is going to carry Iowa this fall, he has to perform well in places like Scott County, the state’s third most populated county. More generally speaking, the Romney campaign needs to do well in a number of counties in eastern Iowa that border the Mississippi River. On Monday, Romney visited two eastern Iowa river towns, Dubuque and Davenport, as part of his “Every Town Counts” bus tour.
Dubuque and Scott Counties are not uncharted terrain for Romney. He not only campaigned there often in 2008 and visited them multiple times during the 2012 caucus campaign,