Romney set to return to Virginia Thursday
October 30th, 2012
11:15 AM ET
1 year ago

Romney set to return to Virginia Thursday

(CNN) – After canceling events in Virginia before and after a major storm swept through the region, GOP nominee Mitt Romney will return to the commonwealth Thursday for a campaign rally in Doswell, north of Richmond.

An invitation to the event said it would start at 1:45 p.m.

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The bottom of the invitation included information on donating to Red Cross efforts, and encouraged supporters to bring bottled water and supplies to collection centers at Romney campaign offices for distribution.

Prior to the storm, Romney canceled plans Sunday to campaign in Virginia, which was in the storm's path, and instead joined his running mate Paul Ryan for events in Ohio. The GOP presidential nominee also canceled campaign events in Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin on Monday, then in Ohio on Tuesday.

Instead, Romney said he would partake in relief efforts in Ohio on Tuesday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Virginia
soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. g

    send romney back to the cayman,s islands

    October 30, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  2. California Gary

    Democrat now Ind........it's not Bush's fault........but you might want to compare how FEMA operates under Obama to how it operated under Bush. That's a direct result of a difference in leadership ability and political philosophy. Since Romney would basically be Bush revisited.......are you sure you want to go there?

    October 30, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  3. Kathy Mills

    OBAMA 2012. Do not waste your vote on Romney. What a piece of work he is! Guess he needs to keep campaigning since he is behind. Sandy is a reminder to all the people of what a worthless piece of a humanbeing Romney is!

    October 30, 2012 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  4. jeff odette

    We have a great chance to get rid of the tea party. They are a disgrace. The the blindly bipartest repubs will go down next. Romney is the best they could come up with???

    October 30, 2012 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  5. CJG

    Mitt and Ryan already campaigning , just calling it storm relief!!!!

    Talk about suspending campaigning they never stopped , Romney just called it by a different name and like magic it is something else .

    He ia using this storm and that does not set well with me and hoping other see this man for what he is!

    October 30, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  6. cali girl

    A very bad disaster hits a major metro city, large population areas and Robmey says the states should handle their own disasters? Sorry to the Southern States and the Carolina's for all the hurricanes coming coming your way. Too bad to drought ridding areas. Sorry to the mid west states who suffer from floods and tornadoes. California and Alaska can forget help with major earthquakes. Hawaii will have to help themselves with tsunami's.
    This is such a great idea, lets add this to the shut down of PBS, Planned Parenthood, education for the Arts, and all the other stupid cuts that is going to help no one.

    October 30, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. Inde Di

    Serioulsy, dont the people need time to clean up? Gov Christie said it is worse than Katrina. Then I forgot, queen Annie said it is their turn in the white house. no regard for those who lost most likely their life's possessions.

    October 30, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  8. Critical Thinking

    Va is too smart of a state to re-elect President BO.

    The on the job training program is now over, please leave the White House and return to Chicago.

    October 30, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  9. Democrat now Ind.

    Considering the direction Obama has taken us I can not vote for him.

    October 30, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  10. FactCheck

    I hear that the Romney campaign wants to send hurricane relief supplies... but only to battleground states. How creepy can one human being actually get?

    October 30, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  11. California Gary

    @critical thinking........Virginia helped elect Obama in 2008.........were they not as smart then as you say they are now?

    October 30, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  12. ghtbad

    FactCheck

    I hear that the Romney campaign wants to send hurricane relief supplies... but only to battleground states. How creepy can one human being actually get?
    *********************************************************************************************
    A complete disgusting lie, Fact! And as far as "creepy". What's "creepy" and disgusting is the lies and the cover-up from this administration in the murders of our ambassador and other Americans.

    October 30, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  13. Penny Wright

    George W. Bush inherited a strong economy, a budget surplus, and a nation at peace.

    Eight years later, he left Obama with a shattered economy, a trillion dollar deficit, and two useless wars.

    Obama saved the country from another Great Depression, rebuilt GM, reformed healthcare, reformed Wall Street, doubled the stock market, created 12 straight quarters of GDP growth, created 32 straight months of private sector job growth, got Bin Laden, got Gaddafi, and got us out of Iraq.

    And now with the automatic spending cuts and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2012, Obama has solved the deficit problem as well.

    Obama has done a very good job.

    October 30, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "Romney set to return to Virginia Thursday"

    I'd rather he return to Kolob.

    October 30, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  15. Democrat now Ind.

    ghtbad – Agreed

    October 30, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  16. Gem

    ght - what seems desparate is a partys attempt to politicize these horrific events. I think it sheds some light on which candidate truly would have your best interest at heart. I for one would not want Romney to be the one calling the shots...

    October 30, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  17. Gem

    parties - pardon moi...

    October 30, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  18. Karl

    Maybe Willard should do some manual labor help the hurricane victims. I am sure the people on the coast could use a helping hand from he that would like to be president.

    October 30, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  19. m2d2usa

    I was a college senior, about to graduate, and from a small town near Kent, Ohio when the shootings occurred It was very personal to me then and still is now. It strikes me as strange that Nixon won election in 1968 saying he had a "Secret Plan" to end the Vietnam War that he would only reveal once he was elected and that Mitt Romney now states that he has "secret plans" for tax cuts, Medicare, Affordable Care and Social Security but he will only reveal them after he is elected. We have been here before and look what happened when the voters blindly voted for secret plans. We should be very wary of electing officials on the basis of something they won't commit to before the election. Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Would you hire a guy who said he had a secret plan to turn your business around but would only tell you after he was hired??

    October 30, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  20. Gary

    I receive phone calls from Obama campaign real people, I receive robo recorded phone call messages from Romney's people, even one recorded call from Ann Romney sounding desperate.

    October 30, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  21. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney should be putting his "mouth" where his "money" is, in the Cayman Island.

    October 30, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
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