Romney campaign held several calls with Republican activists in Washington
November 6th, 2012
04:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney campaign held several calls with Republican activists in Washington

Washington (CNN) – Romney campaign officials held several calls Tuesday with Republican opinion makers in Washington trying to reassure them, one participant confirmed to CNN. The officials said they believed Mitt Romney was narrowly ahead in Ohio, the source said.

"We feel very good about how things are trending today," Romney campaign senior adviser Ed Gillespie told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "Situation Room." He added: "Ohio looks very, very strong for Governor Romney, and we'll carry it tonight."

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The campaign also told the conference calls with supporters, which includes activists and surrogates, it had out-spent the Obama campaign during the last week.

Politico first the reported the call.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. California Gary

    I don't see how they expect to carry Ohio when they pressed so hard there with a claim in an ad that everyone in the state knows is blatantly false. They should not be rewarded for that.......if they are, then somebody better check the validity of the voting machine tabulations. I can't believe the good people of Ohio would reward someone who was obviously playing them for fools.

    November 6, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  2. Expat American

    Fascinating how Bush and Cheney were nowhere to be found in the run up to election night. Not a single public appearance in support of Romney. What is their reason for their absence? Bush and Cheney's plan is Romney's plan.

    November 6, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  3. Critical Thinking

    Obama : 243 electorial votes

    Romney : 295 electorial votes (WINNER and the 45th President of the United States)

    November 6, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  4. PNWjim

    MITT, the bosses phoned and they want their money back.Those boys play hardball so you may want to check under your hood before you start that car in the morning, or send your hired help to do it.Then again you have pi$$ed off a bunch of different groups this run so they may also want to 'take a punch' at you like your boy Tagg!

    November 6, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. sonny chapman

    Romney, the quintessential SALESMAN. Keep peddling your crap; SOMEBODY will eventually buy it. Not American, not today.

    November 6, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  6. iampraying

    Reassure them?

    November 6, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  7. Phil Thomas

    Maybe these guys know something the rest of the pollsters, media and country does not. When votes get switched from one candidate to another and its taped trust in the system is gone

    November 6, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    "Ohio looks very, very strong for Governor Romney, and we'll carry it tonight."

    Lies, racism and suppression: good to the last drop.

    November 6, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  9. jkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    I guess Wendy s is more important then the auto industrial to the gop goofballs !!!!

    November 6, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  10. nina

    again, me thinks mitt and his buds are way toooo confident.....is this a sign again that this election is going to be rigged....how do they feel so confident when the voting is still going on???
    smells fishy. there's no way that after a year of obama being ahead anywhere from 2 to 5% that on election nite they would suddenly lose....i hope its not bush/kerry all over again!!!

    November 6, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  11. jhl

    I think Rush saw a landslide for Romney of 300+ electoral votes. His housekeeper must have scored more oxycontin.

    November 6, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  12. I Voted Early In NC

    Good grief outspending the President does not win an election. The ads and robocall were outright lies and let people know the rest of the real Romney. The 47% comment ended any chance for Romney. He spiked the ball after the first debate. My advice to anyone: If a person wins don't brag- if a person loses don't be angry be humble. If you live long enough you will win but you will also lose. It is not whether you win or lose it is how you conduct yourself.

    November 6, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  13. ufadoof

    Republican activists = community organizers. Bunch of dang commies!

    November 6, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  14. C Anderson

    The lying creeps will be gone very soon.

    November 6, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  15. Kathy Mills

    I have hope that Ohio will remember all the lies Romney told. The Christians are so worried about womens reproductive rights and say that is why they support Romney; but how does their beliefs stand with all the lies he has told and been shown to be just a plain lie? So they pick and choose what the want to stand with/on .........Sad. OBAMA 2012

    November 6, 2012 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  16. tor5

    I think the Romney camp is confused about the difference between spending more money and getting more votes. As anyone who has made any effort to inform themselves knows, Ohio is going for Obama, as are almost all the other battleground states. It's over. And I'm so glad America has rejected the destructive, obstructionist tactics of the Republicans. Generally I think it's good to have opposing parties, but Republicans have served no constructive function in the past 4 years.

    November 6, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  17. CBR

    Is Mr. Romney the first Presidential candidate to hold investments and accounts in Swiss banks and in offshore investments. Does not show good faith in this country if you must invest outside of her borders? Must be something that wealthier Republicans respect and expect and they must do the same. What about the middle class Republicans? There are Republicans in 47$ even though Mr. Romney does not identify with them.

    November 6, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  18. jon

    Ok someone answer this question for me ... The liberals claim they are so educated, and the Republicans are so uneducated ...

    If this is true, and the Republicans are the top 1% ... then how does a buch of uneducated people get more money than the educated liberals?

    November 6, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  19. Grady

    psst...hey Ohio...Romney is a Wolverine fan...

    November 6, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  20. Ready

    Romney/Ryan ran a classy campaign, Obama/Biden can't say the same. Good luck R&R!

    November 6, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  21. FedUpWithRomnesia1%

    "Me-too! Mitt's" lies will soon be in the past.
    He's lied on every single issue important to America's 47% (but has been consistent on favoring the 1%!)
    He's never disclosed his taxes or how much he contributed to Red Cross in aid of Sandy's victims...
    NO MORE LIES!!! NO MORE LIRS!!!
    Obama 2012!! Forward!!

    November 6, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  22. Wake up People!

    If Willard wins Ohio or PA it will be because they cheated somehow or people don't care if they vote in a liar, as long as he's white.

    OBAMA 2012!

    November 6, 2012 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  23. truth hurts

    nina
    again, me thinks mitt and his buds are way toooo confident.....is this a sign again that this election is going to be rigged....how do they feel so confident when the voting is still going on???
    ============================================================================================
    The same confidence is coming out of the Obama campaign. Do you honestly expect ANY of them to say otherwise and demoralize people who have not yet voted?

    smells fishy. there's no way that after a year of obama being ahead anywhere from 2 to 5% that on election nite they would suddenly lose
    =========================================================================================
    That's what you get for believing bogus and biased polls that over sample Democrats and use election models from 2008. You need to educate yourself on polling before you believe any of them.

    November 6, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  24. Patrick in Wisconsin

    Critical thinking, it doesn't look like you've seen the credible predictions yet. It will be Obama 290 vs Romney 248. Just look at all the predictions.

    November 6, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  25. Phil

    People think that winners just lay up and relax in the final home stretch. Probably why those people don't know to much about winning. GO Hard or Go Home, Way to finish strong Romney & Ryan! Every vote counts!

    November 6, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
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