Romney Avoids Reporters on Campaign Trail; No Press Conference in Two Weeks

Feb 22, 2012 6:00am

DETROIT — Mitt Romney has not taken questions from reporters in a press conference for nearly two weeks, the longest stretch he has gone without doing so since early November.

Romney last held a press conference in Atlanta on Feb. 8, and has not done so again since. Wednesday is the two week mark.

In the fall, Romney went more than two weeks in between press conferences, holding one on Oct. 26 in Virginia and not doing so again until Nov. 11 in South Carolina.

At the beginning of January, Romney would hold near-daily press conferences, during one stretch holding one on Jan. 9, 11, 12, and 17.

Romney has, of course, maintained a public campaign schedule, including town halls and tele-town halls where he solicits questions from voters. He has also done several local news interviews.

In contrast, Sen. Rick Santorum held press conferences on Feb. 9, 15 and 18.

Newt Gingrich has held four press conferences since Feb. 13.

A spokesman for the campaign had no comment.

ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe and Elicia Dover contributed to this report.

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