Ann Romney to rally while Obama preps for debate across town
September 29th, 2012
12:04 PM ET
6 years ago

Ann Romney to rally while Obama preps for debate across town

(CNN) - When President Barack Obama heads to Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday for several days of debate preparations, the campaign trail won't be far behind him.

Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, will hold a rally on Monday in the city, her husband's campaign announced Saturday.

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Two recent polls of the state have found Romney and Obama in a dead heat. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Thursday found the candidates separated by two points, 49% to 47%, while the CNN/ORC International poll released a week earlier found a three point difference, 49% to 46%. Both margins are within the polls' respective sampling errors.

Obama heads to the Silver State on Sunday, first holding an afternoon rally in Las Vegas. He will stay in Henderson on Monday and Tuesday, the White House said, before attending the first presidential debate with Romney on Wednesday in Denver.

The president was off the campaign trail at the White House on Saturday. Romney had announced no public events either and was at his home in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Henderson is a city of 260,000 and southeastern suburb of Las Vegas.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Nevada • President Obama
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. jaimie

    Romneyhood ........ Give to the Rich take from the poor

    September 29, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  2. jaimie

    Romney and Ryan ....... Laurel and Hardy of the 21st century

    September 29, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  3. jaimie

    Romney .......... No honesty no integrity

    September 29, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    Ya ,a dead heat ,until they just found voter registration fraud in seven states by a firm hired by the rnc of the state of Florida and funneled to seven swing states to do the same thing navada being one of them ,the gop and romney the tax cheat ,
    Cheat again but won't get away with it this time .!!!!!the rnc did the same thing in the 2004. Elections !!!!! The guys name is Nathan sproul , I guess if they hired the firm in 2004 ,its not an accidents .

    September 29, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  5. Wake up people!

    Who didn't see THIS coming?

    September 29, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  6. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    Hay Ann ,go back to tax cheat school where you and mity the tax cheat came from and leave the country after you lose in Nov..

    September 29, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  7. lightharry

    Do we go into winter sleep if she moves into the White House.

    September 29, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Ann Romney, whose hubby, Mitt, is running to become the next president of the United States, left her campaign-trail cardigan at home while making an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Wednesday. Instead, Romney sported an odd black tiered leather skirt (although it looked a little more like pleather) and matching jacket, along with a pair of lacy heels. Perhaps her next stop was a biker bar?

    Leno and Ann talk car's , gas prices and the maintenance of owning a few Cadillacs .


    September 29, 2012 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  9. Borderless

    Need proof that Obama doesn't care about the middle class? Or anyone but Obama? He's asking defense contractors to hold off on notifying employees of possible layoffs until after the election and the US government will cover their expenses for violating the WARN Act. Forget the employees who will suddenly find themselves out of a job without warning. Obama doesn't need the bad press when he's trying to get reelected. This is the same president who said, "This is my last election. After my election I will have a lot more flexibility." Flexibility to betray the people that put him in office. Flexibility to allow corruption to run rampant in his administration. Flexibility to do those things that benefit Obama. How can people still be wanting this man in office?

    September 29, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  10. ST

    This woman Ann Romney seems to be pompous. In my view, she is not helping her husband in a humble way, but trying to push it in a hard way, which might work or not. Sorry, something more and not intended to be offensive. What about covering her neck with a scarf as it doesn't show attractive to many!

    September 29, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  11. Randy, San Francisco

    Romney spent so much time pandering to his extreme social economic conservativel base that he neglected to move towards the middle to attract moderates, independents, women, and Hispanic voters. He will find that flip flopping towards the middle at this late stage in the campaign will be a useless exercise.

    September 29, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  12. Hank

    Angry ANN-toinette is getting as boring and annoying as Palin.

    September 29, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  13. judy

    anne romney should stay home and bake cookies or something. This baby machine is is nothing more than a rich pampered mama. Oh she raised 5 boys but had a cook and a maid and a chauffer also. Poor woman . She is just as out of touch as mitt and this down home act while wearing designer clothes and expensive pearls just doesn't cut it. No J Crew for her. Nobody cares about your money except when you try to act like you don;t have any and are just plane folks. Folks who write off your horse as a medical expense. Stupid woman won't even be on the same plane in heaven as her old man. What woman wants a religion that makes you a second hand citizen ??? Who cares what you think. You only think what you are tolds by your religion and husband. YOu have no ideas. Go away Forward.

    September 29, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  14. GI Joe

    He's staying in Henderson -- where is Ann staying? With the Adelson's?????

    September 29, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  15. 1608

    Will they pay for stand-ins for Ann like they do for Mitt?

    September 29, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  16. 200 TON HAMMER

    Mrs Romney I have too say you are a Proverbs 31:10~31 wife too your husban
    Mr mitt romney,and I wish you two many many many many many happy joyful blissful decades more together even after november 7th you two can go on with your
    peaceful beautiful life as wonderful bless
    couple in the private life that you two share so close together,may you have a super healthy life Mrs Ann Romney best regards 200 TON HAMMER

    September 29, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  17. Karen

    Obama 2012!!!

    September 29, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  18. vic , nashville ,tn

    Political scientists and some republicans’ strategists gave many road maps to Romney campaign. So far Romney didn’t consider those ideas SAD
    Ann Romney can’t help Romney campaign
    This election is boring

    September 29, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  19. John the Historian

    It is so funny Willard will lose Michigan and his state of Massachusetts. I wonder if the mormon cult has promised Anne 55 husbands on the planet of kolob. I mean Mitt gets 56 wives like rapist Brigham Young. But then Brigham's 19 wife did divorce him and called him a con man.

    September 29, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  20. Gurgyl

    These guys are so pathetic to ship jobs to CHINA and make comments like 47% of middle class Americans are dependents on government and VICTIMS. Nasty idiots. Yes, on Obama12.

    September 29, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  21. Leroy

    Perhaps Mrs. Romney can elaborate on her husband's distain for over 47% of Americans who require some sort of financial assistance through no fault of their own...

    September 29, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  22. Glen Hilton

    Dear CNN the poll that says jobs have increased is out of whack; as this time of year seasonal jobs increase because of harvesting and getting ready for the Holiday"s . So this influx of jobs is totally misleading. IF you will research past years of how jobs increase during the same time period you will find that they are higher than this year. People are so easily miss informed they think the economy is getting better when it is getting worse. Please do some home work you find a lot of things interesting just look up some Genealogy and you will be amazed at what is in there. These records cannot be tampered with. Good Luck to anyone who is wanting to find the truth.

    September 29, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  23. ThinkAgain: Hey networks, fact-check the debates in real-time and put it in the crawl!

    Political wives tend to be loyal (until, of course, they get caught with another woman like former Repub Sentor John Ensign).

    But did you know that when a Mormon couple is married in a Mormon temple, the groom is given his wife's "secret name" that only he knows and only he can call when she dies – and if he doesn't call it, she will spend eternity apart from her children and family?

    Just a reminder when Ann gets all googly over Mittens ...

    September 29, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  24. bb

    Sorry Ann... your husband Mitt made his feelings loud and clear, he doesn't give a damn about 47% of the electorate. That's approximately half of the country.

    September 29, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  25. sick of republican phonies

    Mitt was right about one thing. I'm tired of her already, and she hasn't even appeared there yet.

    September 29, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
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