DNC announces new bus tour to stalk Romney
August 9th, 2012
02:12 PM ET
2 years ago

DNC announces new bus tour to stalk Romney

(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee is rolling out another bus tour to trail Mitt Romney's own over the weekend through key battle ground states, harping on the Republican candidate's economic policies as throwing "the middle class under the bus."

The DNC tour will last for four days and make stops in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio between Friday and Monday starting in Alexandria, Virginia on Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET, according to their announcement.

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The bus debuted Thursday parked, as a not-so-subtle jab, outside the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. The tour, called "Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus," will mirror Romney's travel plans over the weekend.

Romney is expected to travel through Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio. CNN first reported the GOP candidate's four-day bus tour last week.

"Throughout Mitt Romney's career, middle-class families have frequently found themselves thrown under the bus as a result of his failed record and top-down economic policies. When Romney was Governor of Massachusetts, the number of business startups fell by 10 percent and hit its lowest point during his last year in office. Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 in job creation, and Romney hiked taxes and fees by $750 million a year in addition to saddling the Commonwealth with the highest debt per person in the country," wrote the DNC in a release about the tour, which also says Romney's economic policies would "erode middle-class security."

This is the DNC's second bus tour following Romney as he campaigns throughout the country. In June, a tour by the same name stopped in key battle ground states like Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Hampshire.

Joining the DNC on the tour will be top Democratic surrogate Debbie Wasserman Schultz as well as Massachusetts elected officials, DNC Vice Chair R.T. Rybak, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former Iowa Governor Chet Culver.

Seeing the bus parked outside the front windows of his office, RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer responded saying, "Knowing how bad of a record they have to run on I actually thought they were concerned about losing DC and were trying to connect with voters."

–CNN's Dana Davidsen and CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report

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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    "I believed when Obama asked me to. I hoped when he asked me to. A voted for him when he asked me to. That was four years ago. Look at where we stand today. Gay marriage is still illegal in most of the US."

    Hint: You give away the fact that you're a concern troll when you go from claiing you supported Obama to regurgitating Teatroll talking points almost verbatim. If you want to get good at being a concern troll, learn subtlety.

    August 9, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. soaringeagle

    This looks like it will backfire..it actually looks as if the bus is promoting what is on the side of the bus..good luck with that! Seriously desperate and classless.

    August 9, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  3. jerri

    this is gearing up to be a very nasty election,and finally i am glad to see that the supporters of common sense and fairness are pushing back against the lies,distortions,and obstructionist tactics of the gop and its supporters.OBAMA/BIDEN2012...

    August 9, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. n

    Stuck_In_a_Blue_State are you as dumb and naive as your comment makes you out to be? The Obama train is coming full speed ahead, none stop, picking up speed while blowing it's horn. As for people such as yourself who are tied to the roof top of Romney car reck of lies, locked in a cage, doomed to be obliterated! Question, can you feel the power of the people lining up behind their elected President. We were here all the time.

    August 9, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. Clint

    Hot dam, the Dems have grown a pair! Good job, I will definitely be voting Dem in Nov.

    August 9, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. DAVID

    whats wrong conservitive! you attacked the president religion last election. you attack his paster! you attacked and are still beating the drum about the were he was born issue! you attack him and blame him for your parties POOR OUT PUT record in congress! did you really think democrats and the left couldn't get as made an hateful as the right wingnuts? we may be very slow to anger but you can count ON one fact we don't cool off very fast either. WINNY BABIES!

    August 9, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  7. bb

    cnn blocked my one view of waisted woman schutlzy, I thought stalking was a crime, oh of course unless Oblunder does it

    August 9, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
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