The 2012 campaign has been set on pause in Virginia as Super Storm Sandy ripped through the East Coast. Now that the storm has moved on, and the impact on the Commonwealth has been minimal, both campaigns for president are ready to get back to the business at hand. Especially with election day now less than a week away.
The republican nominee for president, Mitt Romney had hoped to visit Virginia last Sunday, but postponed his trip because of Sandy. Today his campaign announced a three stop swing to take place on Thursday. Romney will visit, Roanoke, the Richmond area end with a rally in Virginia Beach.
Romney's Richmond area visit will take place in Doswell at the Meadow Event Park. That is the same location where the State Fair takes place.
The candidate is asking for supporters to bring a food donation to aid in the recovery to Sandy.
The full details are below:
Victory Event with Governor Mitt Romney
Meadow Event Park: 13111 Dawn Boulevard, Doswell, VA
November 1, 2012, Doors Open at 11:45AM, Event Begins at 1:45PM
To RSVP and Get Your Ticket visit: www.mittromney.com/VA
Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at:
Henrico Victory Office: 2819 N. Parham Road, Suite 230, Henrico, VA 23294
North Chesterfield Victory Office: 9503 Hull Street Road, Suite D., Richmond, VA 23236
South Chesterfield Victory Office: 3610 Festival Park Plaza, Chester, VA 23831
The Romney campaign will not be alone. First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Virginia on Friday, just a few days before the election. Her visit also includes a stop in the Richmond area.
Mrs. Obama will hold events in Hampton and in Petersburg. She will speak to college crowds at Hampton University and Virginia State.
Information on the VSU event can be found below:
WHAT: First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks to Grassroots Supporters in Petersburg
WHEN: November 2, 2012 Public Access: 3:00 PM EDT
WHERE: Virginia State University, 3200 Boisseau Street, Petersburg, VA 23803
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations starting on Wednesday, October 31, from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM EDT, and will continue if tickets are still available on Thursday, November 1, from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM EDT.
Organizing for America – Petersburg
612 S. Sycamore St Petersburg, VA 23803
Organizing for America – Chester
15714 Jefferson Davis Highway Chester, VA 23834
Organizing for America – Midlothian
713 N. Courthouse Road Midlothian, VA 23236
Virginia State University – Daniel Gymnasium Box Office
1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA 23806