Boehner to kick off get-out-the-vote bus tour in Ohio this weekend
October 31st, 2012
03:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Boehner to kick off get-out-the-vote bus tour in Ohio this weekend

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner will join presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan in Boehner's home town of West Chester, Ohio at a rally Friday night, before heading off on a three day statewide bus tour to boost GOP turnout in the final weekend before Tuesday's election.

On Saturday morning Boehner will board the same bus he's ridden for his regular pre-election tour since the 1990's. The bus, originally owned by one of Boehner's neighbors, is wrapped in his signature "Team Boehner" green logo, and will travel around the state hitting more than a dozen towns in three days.

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Boehner will rally voters in GOP strongholds like Butler County, and Lima where the goal is to make sure the Republican base comes out in big numbers for Romney, but he'll also visit some key swing areas like Wadsworth and Wooster. After redistricting reshaped congressional districts GOP freshman Jim Renacci is facing Democratic Rep Betty Sutton in one of the mostly negative and hotly contested House races in the country outside Cleveland. Boehner will hold a rally with Renacci. He'll also visit Niles in Trumbell County in the north east corner of the state, which voted overwhelmingly for President Obama in 2008.

Unlike Boehner's bus tour two years ago when the then -GOP leader was focused on defeating Democrats to regain the majority and get the Speaker's gavel, this year's trip is all about presidential politics.

According to Boehner's political aide, the Speaker will focus his message, as he has for months, on the criticizing President Obama's economic agenda.

The speaker has aimed his efforts this year stumping and fundraising for House GOP candidates, many in states like Illinois, New York and California where Obama will easily carry the state. But he's also campaigned for for the Romney-Ryan ticket in competitive states such as New Hampshire, Colorado, Iowa, and North Carolina in the last month.


Filed under: 2012 • John Boehner • Ohio
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Tony

    With Republicans in the House, Americans will have freedom from jobs bills. Or jobs for that matter.

    October 31, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. Facts don't Lie

    the far right wants to make claims that Blacks only support Obama because he's Black (not sure where that leaves Latinos and Jews who ALSO do) but turn their heads and whistle when it's mentioned that Romney is carrying the over 52 white male vote by a large margin even some that are blue collar and union members. Of course that has nothing to do with race either I guess.

    October 31, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  3. BalkyB

    what freedom is at stake if we reelect Obama.....as a women I stand to lose more freedoms under a Romney presidency....

    October 31, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  4. Thomas

    The bus looks loaded down with golf clubs , Bourbon and Cigarets !

    There going to have a great time on House Speaker John Boehner's party like it's 1999 TEAMBOEHNER.com Bus.

    If only Paul Ryan would bring out the weener mobil they could have a BBQ at a rest stop on Highway 61 !

    October 31, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. jinx88

    "TeamBonner" got to love the orange man. I dont have the heart to tell him it wont work. A little to late. they need to kick him out of Congress while their at it, 10% approval rating pathetic!!!

    October 31, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. becky

    Just as I thought. The color of the bus hints that the jobs would be with the United States Army. The bus color sure does hint at the idea. To get 12 million jobs Mr. Romney will be including those jobs he makes when he expands the number of soldiers. He and Mr. Boehner forget to tell you that those jobs will be paid for with your tax dollars. Can you say "an increase in the deficit."

    October 31, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  7. Yanni

    Good luck with 9% approval rating you are facing the voters? Sir you have no shame. You would have been better off if you stay in Washington with Grover Norquist and other republican lobbyist plotting the next impediment for Obama administration job plan

    October 31, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  8. Grandpa

    I'm surprised that lying Boehner came out of hiding from under his rock. Birds of a feather flock together, I guess.

    October 31, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  9. jinx88

    @ espat american – LMAO thats the funniest I heard yet!! Tanning bed for the orange cry baby. Love it!!

    October 31, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    Good. Ohio needs to see that Obama is a total fraud, and a loser, and they need to vote for something positive.......Romney.

    October 31, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  11. scmom

    vroom vroom and lying all the way.

    October 31, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  12. Jan

    May as well drag out Mitch McConnell to ride along to complete the TEAMLIARS.

    October 31, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  13. The Situation

    West Coast

    AzDem "I think America is showing it's true colors! We have not gotten over racism! They have hated the POTUS since day one! Romney has lied over and over. Regardless of Romney being proved a liar...people still will vote for him to get the black man out of office. What a shame!"

    The liberal, let's play the race card again! The fact that Obama has been proven to have lied over and over again means nothing eh? Yet, liberals will still vote for the liar? Yes, what a shame!

    October 31, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |

    Let's talk about lies. Let's see, Mitts just lied about Chrysler moving Jeep to China and costing Ohio residents jobs. That was a lie. How is the hunt for the WMD that Bush told the world the Saddam was creating a decade ago? Last time I heard they were in a vault like Al Capone! How about making a deal with the Iranians to keep the hostages until Ronnie and H.Dubya was in office and Carter was on a plane back to Georgia. How about "I'm not a Crook".

    Party of Lincoln. My behind! More like that Party of Lies, after more lies! I guess that is one of the prerequisites of joining the GOP, how good of a liar are you! Continue to belief in the lies that Mitts, Deputy Dog Boehner, the Wimpy Cantor and Lyin Ryan thows out there. You will have 4 more years to create more lies and not do the work of the American people when the President is reelected!

    October 31, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  14. ezduzit757

    Is the oompa loompa gonna cry if those voters don't come out and play?

    October 31, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  15. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    They are desperate. Their lies are coming home to roost.

    October 31, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  16. Bill Perkins

    Good. Because the American people almost forgot that it iwas Boehner who obstructed President Obama in everything.
    They will quickly be reminded the moment he steps off that bus.

    October 31, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  17. Lynda/Minnesota

    He might just as well do something. Greeting the little people every once in a while is a good as anything else he's done lately.

    October 31, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  18. Thomas

    @Facts don't Lie
    @ AzDem and sofie

    sad to say but I agree with you 100%

    So do I , I hear it all the time .

    ======

    @West Coast
    AzDem "I think America is showing it's true colors! We have not gotten over racism! They have hated the POTUS since day one! Romney has lied over and over. Regardless of Romney being proved a liar...people still will vote for him to get the black man out of office. What a shame!"

    The liberal, let's play the race card again! The fact that Obama has been proven to have lied over and over again means nothing eh? Yet, liberals will still vote for the liar? Yes, what a shame!

    =====

    I find Romney the one who costantly flips the truth , as for racism, it dose still exist , Climate change dose exist , and we never found WMDs in iraq !

    Where is your bunker on the West Coast , must be a small town in hills called Roveville !

    October 31, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  19. rrd

    These comments are amazing. I don't care if you like the man or not or who you going to vote for but all the hatred here is unbelievable. Do you think you're going to change someone's mind by spewing all this? Or are you just whining to each other?

    October 31, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  20. Safejourney

    Boehner is going for the umpa lumpa look with that orange tan

    October 31, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  21. The Situation

    Reuters/Ipsos Poll has Obama up 47% to 46%

    A quarter (25%) of Registered Voters have cast a vote, and this breaks down to 53% for Obama vs. 41% for Romney.

    Reuters will also be polling Ohio, Virginia, Florida and Colorado. If Obama is up in this states Romney chances of winning will be deflating as each of these states he needs more than Obama to get to 270.

    October 31, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
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