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UPDATE 6:45 p.m. HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)- With Michigan playing such a crucial role in the upcoming election, Mitt Romney is holding a three city tour of the state today.

It started this morning in Frankenmuth, moved west to DeWitt and even further west to Holland State Park. The beach in Holland is the last top of Romney's tour of Michigan.

WZZM 13's Phil Dawson is there and he says it is sweltering in the sun. The location is dictating the dress code for the event, with many people showing up in shorts and flip flops.

Romney supporter Jessica Martz says, "These types of things you are supposed to dress appropriate and nice, but you are at the beach so I think its acceptable."

Romney supporter Mark Baker said, "I figured, uh, this is the beach, this is the beach, this is what we wear at the beach. For me at least."

Just before the rally at Holland State Park, Mitt Romney visited Captain Sundae in Holland to cool down with some ice cream. During his 15 minute visit Romney ordered the Peanut Butter Shipwreck with vanilla ice cream. He also signed a worker's hat and kissed a baby.

The presidential candidate also held an impromptu news conference to refute an earlier report by ABC News where sources claimed Florida Senator Marco Rubio is not being considered as a potential runningmate for Romney.

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FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (AP) -- Mitt Romney is telling voters he'll win Michigan and is working to reassure small businesses that he'll help them as president.

Campaigning in Michigan on Tuesday, Romney held a round-table with community business owners and addressed a rally outside the sprawling Bavarian Lodge Inn in the resort town of Frankenmuth. He criticized President Barack Obama's energy policies and said they had hurt local businesses.

Romney steered clear of mentioning the federal bailouts that saved General Motors and Chrysler. He appeared with Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Romney's wife, Ann, spoke to the crowd about her Michigan roots.

The likely Republican presidential nominee planned two more stops in Michigan on Tuesday. It's the final day of a six-state bus tour through the Rust Belt.

If you are going to the Mitt Romney rally in Holland, just hoping to see the bus drive by, or taking part in a rally with protesters, send us photos to pix@wzzm13.com 

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