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Thompson's stop in Bloomfield, located in Davis County, marks his 85th county visited since he began visiting Iowa.

Thompson met with nine people under a shaded picnic structure in Bloomfield City Park and gave them a shortened version of his standard stump speech. While Thompson was speaking, one man frequently chimed in with comments and questions, which Thompson took in stride and responded to.

Bloomfield is a small town with a population of around 2,600, but the city park is fairly large and has a good-sized public pool, in which at least one couple's grandchildren played while they met with Thompson.

Among those in attendance was Davis County Sup. Max Proctor, who said he was impressed with Thompson's accomplishments and speaking ability, in addition to the fact he came to his county, one of the smaller ones in the state.

Proctor said Mitt Romney's campaign has been contacting him frequently. "They started six months ago trying to win me over, but I try to keep an open mind," Proctor said.

The campaign served vanilla ice cream with fudge and caramel toppings. Thompson, who hadn't eaten anything at his earlier stops, polished off a bowl.

-- By David Wise


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