Romney gets first intelligence briefing

2012-09-18 12:14
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (AP, File)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (AP, File)

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Los Angeles - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday received the first of several regular intelligence briefings from officials in President Barack Obama's administration, his campaign said.

The former Massachusetts governor - who is vying to unseat the Democratic incumbent in the 6 November election - received the classified national security briefing at a federal office building in Los Angeles.

"Today Governor Romney received a briefing from the intelligence community," said Rick Gorka, a campaign spokesperson.

It is long-standing tradition for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates from the opposing party to receive intelligence briefings after formally accepting their nominations at their party's national convention.

Romney, who was campaigning in Los Angeles on Monday, had earlier in the day given a speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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