Romney campaign to hit the road with 100 surrogates
October 31st, 2012
03:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Romney campaign to hit the road with 100 surrogates

(CNN) – Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, will kick off a four-day tour starting Friday, where they'll be joined by their wives and 100 surrogates in the final days of the White House race, his campaign announced Wednesday.

The tour starts off with a rally in West Chester, Ohio, the hometown of House Speaker John Boehner. Aside from Boehner, featured guests that day include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

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Boehner will depart on his own bus tour in Ohio from Saturday to Monday.

In the four days before Election Day, the surrogates will fan out across eleven battleground states: Colorado, Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

A campaign source confirmed that Romney will be at the Verizon Center in Manchester, New Hampshire on Monday night, and Kid Rock will perform, as well.

On Wednesday, Romney and Ryan resume the campaign trail after canceling some events due to conditions related to Superstorm Sandy. Romney will travel to Florida for three campaign events, where he'll appear with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack. Ryan, meanwhile, will make stops in Wisconsin.

– CNN's Deirdre Walsh, Ashley Killough and Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. luke,az

    Gov. Romney is NOT presidential material. This man has no core convictions. He will say anything to anybody at anytime. His lies are increasing in magnitude as each day goes by. Romney's latest lie about Chrysler sending jobs to China when in fact the US plant in Ohio is adding 1,100 new workers is beyond description. He is the worst presidential nominee for the Republican party in this country's history.

    October 31, 2012 03:15 am at 3:15 am |
  2. truth1234

    This reeks of desperation, matter of fact campaigning Tuesday and the out right lie ad about jeep is not what a candidate does if hes winning.

    October 31, 2012 03:42 am at 3:42 am |
  3. AntiNeoconservative

    Don't forget those who share the vision. Palin, Gingrich and Bush shouldn't be left at home...

    October 31, 2012 04:08 am at 4:08 am |
  4. Thomas

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

    I'm sure they will all be bring can goods and water for disaster relief . They could always donate money to the Red Cross.

    Why not bring along Sarah Palin , GW Bush and Dick Cheney !
    Let the people know where you want to take us back too .

    October 31, 2012 04:35 am at 4:35 am |
  5. Donkey Party

    Pander all you want, you serial liar, you'll never be President.

    October 31, 2012 04:35 am at 4:35 am |
  6. Thomas

    That photo is a very sad depiction of our country , it shows us as a class based Apartheid Nation.

    The Great White Hope " Mitt Romney " !

    October 31, 2012 04:44 am at 4:44 am |
  7. anonoymous

    What a joke.....John Mcain can only hurt his campaign. I see him on sunday morning talk shows and he sounds like a bitter loser still. Rudy Mr noun verb 911. Marco should be caring for his child and Rice should stay far away from these losers if she wants to keep her crediblity.

    October 31, 2012 05:14 am at 5:14 am |
  8. Name

    I thought the RNC convention was over.To bad they are not working on helping those lives who were devastated by the hurricane. Oh yeh two days of putting water bottles in vans and not answering FEMA related questions is really working (sarc) So Glad that Mitt has his priorities in order.That's why we have President Obama to show his leadership once again, teaching Mitt what a real president us supposed to do for the American people. Obama Biden2012

    October 31, 2012 05:15 am at 5:15 am |
  9. aaron

    How many of his wives is Rum putting on the road?

    October 31, 2012 05:21 am at 5:21 am |
  10. Don

    Woodstock Romney style. Romneys puppets hit the road in search of cabinet positions.

    October 31, 2012 05:56 am at 5:56 am |
  11. MarieMD

    Isn't NH where the twit should have been yesterday collecting cans instead of in swing state Ohio pretending he cares?
    I see that his crowds are still on the small side. How embarrassing.

    October 31, 2012 06:20 am at 6:20 am |
  12. works4me

    We're in a real recovery there Mitt. Stay out of the way.

    Romney's business experience: He ran a business, who's business it was to destroy others business' and make his business millions. I'm impressed!

    America is not a business and no one should try to run it as such. America is a country. MY country and I'll never vote for someone that will offer the White House to the highest bidder.
    This guy is a sleazy used car salesman and will say anything to achieve the brass ring. Just ask the people of Mass. America needs to wake up to that fact... before it's too late.

    October 31, 2012 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  13. jane

    No one is listening to these clowns....can't they see what has happen in New York....why don't the offer their assistence.....CLOWNS!!!!!

    October 31, 2012 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  14. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Mitt the twit may as well take W with him. Americans know that he is Bush 2.0 and not qualified to be President.

    October 31, 2012 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
  15. Marry

    The American Red Cross is asking for monetary donations as well as blood donors. The Romney campaign and it's Super PACS would rather, and are spending their money on 50 million dollars’ worth of lying negative ads this week instead of charity.
    Romney's number one goal is to take the White House. He is not concerned about the destitute, the needy, or the poor. And, he loves being able to fire people. This is a pattern with him.
    This is America's last warning to think hard about what they are getting into before the election, if they are considering Romney as Commander-In-Chief.

    October 31, 2012 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  16. Marry

    …and remember when your state is hit by a natural disaster you can count on a few cans of peas collected from the 47%! But, that's all folks! Gov. Romney feels it is better to "privatize" your misery – so HIS friends can make more profit!

    October 31, 2012 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  17. Willie Floyd

    Why has he refused interviews and refuses to answer questions regardless of who asks them??? Must have a lot to hide.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    October 31, 2012 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  18. Tabeth

    Hi,
    Could Mitt Romney turn things around within four years? Did he lay out the plan how to create 12 millions jobs within four years?
    Can PAul Ryan assume the presidency of such a complexe country USA? Are you kidding?

    October 31, 2012 07:58 am at 7:58 am |