Ann Romney Leads GOP Campaign Into E-town On Monday

Lancaster Online

Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, will campaign Monday at Elizabethtown College.

The rally starts at 3 p.m. at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, 900 E. College Ave. Doors open at 1 p.m.

“We’re very excited,” said Justin Quinn, executive director of the Republican Committee of Lancaster County.

“This doesn’t happen every day.”

The visit, which was announced Saturday on the county GOP website, came together quickly, he said.

Quinn said he expects an overflow crowd. “People really like her,” he said of Mrs. Romney.

State Rep. Scott Boyd, chairman of the Republican Committee of Lancaster County, said he won’t be able to make the event because the General Assembly is in session. But “it’s awesome” that Mrs. Romney is coming here, he said.

Her appearance should help dispel the notion that Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes aren’t in play in the presidential race, Quinn said.

Boyd, who represents the 43rd Legislative District, agreed.

The fight for Pennsylvania “is a lot closer than the Democrats would have you believe,” he said.

Boyd cited a Susquehanna Polling and Research survey released last week that showed Obama ahead of Romney 47-45 percent in Pennsylvania, with 3 percent going to Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

In a press release, the polling company characterized the race as “a virtual dead heat.”

The GOP’s internal statewide polls also show a narrower margin than some public surveys, he said.

To get in the door for the Ann Romney rally, people must register online at

The county Republican website stated that “all attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs will be allowed in the venue.”

Cameras, however, are permitted.

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