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Romney gets glittered - twice - in MN

EAGAN, MN -- At an event here today, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney got glittered -- twice -- by protestors.

The first time took place backstage before the event. And when Romney made his appearance, he made fun of the glitter. "This is confetti. We just won Florida."

He later said, "Oh, I've got glitter in my hair. That's not all that's in my hair, I'll tell you that. I glue it on every morning, whether I need to or not."

The second time he was glittered came as he worked the rope line.

It's worth noting that these "glitter-bombs" came right before Romney is slated to begin receiving Secret Service protection.

The "glitter-bombings" were done by two groups, working together: Occupy Minneapolis and Gliteratti, who say they will post their videos on YouTube later today. Both glitter-bombers talked to the press afterwards. They are in their 20s and unemployed.

Both said Romney's support for "hate speech" -- through money he gave to the Mormon church, was the reason they bombed him with a Pringle can and a chip bag full of glitter. Eric Espinosa, who did the second attack, was also the person who glitter-bombed Newt Gingrich earlier in the year.

Before and after a rally in Minnesota with Tim Pawlenty, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was glitter-bombed by members of Glitterati and Occupy Minneapolis.