Romney returning to Colorado Wednesday

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DENVER — After his surprising loss to Rick Santorum in GOP caucuses in February, Mitt Romney left Colorado licking his wounds.

Now, three months later, having outlasted his rivals and appearing to be the certain Republican presidential nominee, Romney’s campaign has been pivoted its focus back toward the general election.

Instead of working to count GOP delegates, Romney is now counting electoral votes — and Colorado’s nine of them are likely to loom large this fall.

So it’s no surprise that Romney is likely to be back in Colorado this week.

His campaign is planning two events in the Denver metro area that will likely take place on Wednesday morning and afternoon, FOX 31 Denver has learned.

The events will likely focus on foreclosures and the housing market possibly at locations in Arapahoe and Douglas County, although exact times and venues have not yet been confirmed.

Romney’s return to Colorado will come just 15 days after President Barack Obama rallied 10,000 students at the University of Colorado at Boulder.