Romney Returns Home to Oakland County

By Dave Leval

August 24, 2012 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 9:07 AM EDT

COMMERCE TWP, MI (My TV20 News at 10) --- Roughly 10,000 supporters gathered at the Long Family Orchard Farm and Cider Mill to welcome home Michigan native Mitt Romney.

The likely Republican presidential candidate did not come alone.

His wife Ann joined him, along with his running mate, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.

Michigan got it’s first up close look at the Vice-Presidential candidate.

Romney wasted no time as he took a swipe at President Obama.

"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate," Romney said to cheers. "They know this is the place where we were born and raised."

Democrats took offense to it, but, a Romney aide defended the remarks, and said it was intended to remind voters where he was born.

Romney is trying to become the first Michigan-born president.

Gerald Ford was born in Colorado, before he moved to the Grand Rapids area.

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