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Romney Team Diverts Campaign Bus in Pennsylvania to Avoid Democrat Protesters

A Secret Service agent stands outside the bus of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a stop at Wawa gas station in in Quakertown, Pa. Saturday, June 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Mitt Romney has changed the route of his campaign bus tour through Pennsylvania after Democrats planned to show up and challenge him at one stop.

Romney intended to visit a gas station and convenience store in Quakertown, which is about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Romney's team had set up a microphone for him to speak at the Wawa story. But they caught wind that former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell would be at the site to hold a competing event.

Romney's motorcade, including his bus, decided to stop at a different Wawa in Quakertown. Inside the second store, Romney told reporters that Rendell's planned appearance sparked the schedule change.

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