By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is warning congressional Republicans against forcing a government shutdown in their quest to stop President Barack Obama's health care law.
Romney addressed more than 200 donors at a Tuesday night fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party, set just four miles from Romney's vacation home. The event is closed to the media, but his office released his prepared remarks.
Romney says there are "better ways to remove Obamacare" than risking a government shutdown.
He isn't criticizing anyone by name, but he is dismissing the strategy promoted by Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah.
The speech is the first of its kind by Romney since his November election loss to Obama.
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