Mitt Romney uses Secret Service, campaign aides to stop reporters from asking questions

Mitt Romney used his Secret Service detail and campaign aides to physically restrain reporters from asking questions after an appearance in St. Petersburg, Fla. Wednesday, according to multiple journalists covering the event.

The journalists tweeted that a press coordinator on the Romney campaign bus told reporters before a speech at the Mirror Lake Lyceum that “there will be no questions for the candidate today.’’ Reporters often ask questions by mingling with audience members who gather along a ropeline to shake a candidate’s hand after an appearance.

Reporters in St. Petersburg said they ignored the request for no questions and were blocked by members of the Secret Service and the Romney campaign.

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