HAZELTON, Pa. (Official Wire) — Mitt Romney is trying to steer his bus tour back to middle-class economic issues as he visits three communities in Pennsylvania following a detour caused by President Barack Obama’s new policy on the deportation of young illegal immigrants.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee plans to keep up his focus on jobs and the economy, arguing that he’s the candidate who will give average Americans a “fair shot” at prosperity.

Romney is targeting smaller cities and towns through the state’s conservative midsection. He planned stops Saturday at a casting and machine company in Weatherly, a convenience store in Quakertown and an old iron furnace in Cornwall that’s now a national historic landmark.

The tour is intended to challenge Obama in states where he’s strong — the president won Pennsylvania in 2008, and no Republican has won the state since 1988. In 2008, Republican nominee John McCain won two of the counties Romney plans to visit.

Read more at Official Wire. By Kasie Hunt.

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