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Stamford workers to protest Mitt Romney appearance

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is heading to Connecticut to tap the deep pockets of Fairfield County residents.

Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, is scheduled to appear at a $2,500-a-ticket fundraiser in Stamford on Wednesday evening.

That visit has irked members of the Stamford UAW Local 2377, who have decided to protest Romney's appearance at the Stamford Marriott on Tresser Boulevard at 5 p.m.

"Governor Romney and the GOP have been waging a vicious attack against middle class Americans in general and public workers in particular," said Gloria Kelley, president of Local 2377 which represents more than 400 city workers including, 911 dispatchers, public school support personnel, social workers and maintenance personnel.

"We want both Mitt Romney and the Republican Party to know that middle class Americans will not be ignored."

The Stamford Marriott is the same location that President Barack Obama spoke at last year.

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