Summit Notebook

Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders

from Tales from the Trail:

Blunt says to keep an eye on Virginia

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican who is Mitt Romney's point person in Congress, doesn't think Ohio or Florida will be the main states to watch on election night. He will have his eyes on Virginia.

In an interview at the annual Reuters Washington Summit, Blunt was asked which state was the one to monitor in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election between President Barack Obama and Romney.

"Virginia," he said. "If I was watching one state on election night, it would be a state I'd [watch]."

"I don't think Romney has to carry Virginia, but if he carries Virginia he's the president," Blunt predicted.

Northrop Grumman chief sees message in moving HQ to East Coast

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Northrop Grumman CEO and President Wes Bush (no relation to the former president) says there’s a message in moving the company headquarters across the country to a suburb of  Washington from Los Angeles.

“I absolutely believe it’s something that we need to do and will be very good for our company,” Bush said at a Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit. AERO-ARMS-SUMMIT/

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