Republicans Explain 2nd Valley Visit

By: Deon Guillory Email
By: Deon Guillory Email

Now that the debate is in the books, the valley is once again getting ready for the campaign trail.
As crews work to get the Augusta expo ready for Mitt Romney's visit.
Volunteers at the Republican headquarters in Harrisonburg are making sure supporters know about the campaign stop.
Romney campaign volunteer Garrett Whitmore said, "I think it's a great opportunity for him to both reinforce republican views and also take people who are still on the borderline about it."
This visit comes less than a month after v-p candidate paul ryan stopped at the rockingham county fair grounds.
"Just the visual standpoint. We see them together, they're campaigning together. I think that alone is invaluable," said Whitmore.
Joe Fitzgerland, Vice Chair of the 6th District Democratic Committee said, "Obviously the Romney/Ryan campaign understands the importance of the Valley. The President's campaign also knows the imprtance of the Valley."
Fitzgerland said the Obama campaign understands why the other side is coming back to the valley.
"They understand that they can't take a single vote for granted here or anywhere else," said Fitzgerland
Bboth sides agree that Thursday's campaign stop is a good idea, but some say it's just politics as usual.
"This is designed to basically have a post-debate event. To show that the republicans can turn out large number of voters after the debate," said Political analyst Dr. Bob Roberts.
Roberts said this is typical for presidential races.
Both sides hoping to use Wednesday night's debate as momentum.
"So this is all part of the theater associated with modern presidential campaigns," said Roberts.
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