Election 2012

Romney Backers Leery of Fed Audit

The candidate's team isn't down with the increasingly popular, Ron Paul-backed idea

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WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke calls it his "nightmare scenario." One of Mitt Romney's top economic advisers called it "trouble."

Yet as they look to their national convention starting in Tampa on Aug. 27, Republicans are considering including a plank in their party platform calling for a full audit of the central bank.