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Romney Pledges Salary to Charity if Elected President

Romney Pledges Salary to Charity if Elected President

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DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says if he's elected president he would likely donate his presidential salary to charity.

During a campaign stop in New Hampshire today, Romney said that despite his personal wealth he has committed himself to public service -- from his work as head of the 2002 Winter Olympics to one-term as governor of Massachusetts.

Romney says he would likely follow the example he set while governor, when he declined his $135,000 annual salary. The president of the United States is paid $400,000 annually.

His assets are estimated to be about $200 (M)million.

Romney started his day in New Hampshire on a sour note, when a restaurant patron declared he would not vote for Romney because of his religion.

A man said he wouldn't vote for Romney because he's a Mormon. When Romney smiled and asked if he could shake the man's hand anyway the man said, "No."

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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