UNDATED (CBS) -- The 2012 Presidential race is slowly winding back up. Both campaigns paused after Friday's mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater. Republican Mitt Romney is in Costa Mesa, California looking for votes.
Mitt Romney sat down with small business owners in Costa Mesa, California. They're a key part of his focus on jobs. He says, "If you're employing people and hiring people I want to see you do better, because I want more people having good wages and better benefits."
Romney's back talking about the economy and criticizing the president after the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater forced both campaigns to take a break. Romney says, "The president needs to spend times with the jobs council. In the last six months he's done 109 fundraisers, he found time for that."
This is Romney's third trip to Orange County since March. He has already collected $12 million in campaign cash from this county. President Obama is also back on the trail announcing new job legislation at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno. The president says, "This morning I signed into law the veterans skills into jobs act, making it easier for veterans to transfer their military skills into licenses and training needed to get civilian jobs."
The president plans to spend the next few days campaigning and raising money out west. Sunday he visited grieving families in Colorado including those of fallen service members. He says, "These young patriots were willing to serve in faraway lands, yet they were taken from us here at home."
Both camps pulled their negative ads in Colorado after the shooting. Romney's are down until further notice, president Obama's will be off the air for the rest of the week.
Both candidates are attending fundraisers later today.