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Sources: Romney to get Secret Service protection

 

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is getting Secret Service protection.

A Romney campaign adviser says the Secret Service will provide security for the former Massachusetts governor starting Wednesday. Two sources in the Romney campaign confirmed the report to NBC News' Garrett Haake.

An administration official says Romney's campaign requested the protection. The official says the administration determined that Romney met all the conditions for protection. Those include being a major presidential candidate who has raised a certain amount of money.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive security means.