HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is returning to Pennsylvania for another trip to a state he hopes to put in the GOP's column for the first time since 1988.
Romney will speak early Tuesday afternoon at the offices of a gas drilling-services company in the Pittsburgh area.
He'll appear with the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Tom Smith.
It is at least the sixth trip Romney has made to Pennsylvania in the last three months as he works to defeat President Barack Obama in what is viewed as one of the nation's most crucial swing states.
The state has 20 electoral votes, tied for fifth-most in the nation. Obama beat Republican John McCain by 10 percentage points in Pennsylvania. A Republican presidential candidate hasn't won Pennsylvania since 1988.