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DES MOINES — Former University of Utah graduate student Jacob Fullmer, now a member of Mitt Romney's Iowa field staff, said the presidential candidate didn't mention Iowa's upcoming caucus vote during LDS Church services Sunday.
Fullmer said Romney, accompanied by his wife, Ann, and their son, Tagg, had little to say during introductions at the ward house. Tagg Romney spoke first, telling the congregation his name and that he was here for the weekend.
Then, Fullmer said, all eyes turned to the frontrunner in Tuesday's caucus vote, the first test for the field of candidates seeking the 2012 GOP nomination.
"Everybody looked at Mitt, because they expected something grand and grandiose. And all Gov. Romney said was, 'I'm with him.' And that was it," Fullmer said. "I think Mitt is a very down-to-earth guy."
Fullmer, who left the U.'s public administration program to work full-tme for Romney, said sharing the same faith wasn't what sold him on Romney as a presidential candidate.
"Sure, I can relate to his faith, but that's not the reason I support him," Fullmer, 27, said. "I think that Mitt is the man to get done what we need to get done."
He said he traded the classroom for the campaign trail because, "when I consider where our country is and the state of the economy, there's nobody else that I'd rather see in the White House."