Keeping up with Governor Romney is like trying to concentrate on a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle in a high wind… “He was there. No, he’s here! Here’s something… Where was that? Oh, a TwitPic to help… What’s next?” You get the idea…
Here is Romney’s itinerary for the last few days (from all the pieces I could gather…):
October 11th – Romney endorses candidate Matt Doheny for the 23rd Congressional District in New York:
Doheny is running as a Republican and Independence Party candidate against incumbent Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh,) who won the seat in a special election less than a year ago.
Romney, known for his leadership skills and business accomplishments in both public and private sectors, pointed to Doheny’s potential as a Representative when making the endorsement. “Matt has turned around and restructured failing enterprises. He knows how to do the difficult work that ends up saving companies, and saving jobs,” Romney said. “Few organizations need more help right now than our own federal government. Matt can, and will, help turn our nation and our economy around through his hard work and impressive experience.”
Romney first gained national praise as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He is credited with transforming the disorganized and financially troubled Olympics into one of the most successful Winter Games held in the U.S. When he was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Romney inherited a state that was in economic trouble. Without raising taxes or increasing debt, he got the economy moving once again and turned the state’s deficits into surpluses. A leading candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008, he remains one of the GOP’s most popular national figures.
“It is an honor to receive this endorsement. Mitt Romney’s accomplishments are textbook examples of how conservative economic policies and inspired leadership yield a healthier organization or a healthier government. I thank him for his support.”
At some point between Oct 11 -13, Romney toured a facility in North Carolina. Tweet from the Gov (the time stamp shows tweet was sent early in the morning which indicates Romney probably toured the facility on a previous day):
October 14th – Bedminster, New Jersey was the site of a Romney-hosted fundraiser for incumbent Rep Leonard Lance (R). Incumbent Lance faces Democrat Ed Potosnak, a former teacher, in the 7th district. Lance’s district includes most of Woodbridge and parts of Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Union counties.
October 15th – Exergen Corporation, world leader in industrial and medical non-invasive temperature technology, was the destination for the Gov. Exergen was founded by Harvard-research scientist Dr. Francesco Pompei over two decades ago and is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. Romney toured Exergen’s manufacturing facility (video quality not the best, but it gives you a look at Romney’s interest in entrepreneurial ventures).
October 18th – Romney turned his attention today to USA north where he is putting in a very full day. He kicked the day off with a full-slate announcement of Wisconsin endorsements: County Executive Scott Walker, Ron Johnson, Congressman Tom Petri, Congressman Paul Ryan, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Sean Duffy, State Senator Dan Kapanke, and Reid Ribble. Free and Strong America PAC also announced:
The PAC […] is sending a contribution to each of the federal candidates, in particular $5,000 to Johnson’s Senate campaign, and $2,500 each to the Congressional campaigns of Petri, Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Duffy, Kapanke, and Ribble.
“At a time when too many of our elected officials are more focused on growing the size of government than growing our economy, it is more important than ever that we elect candidates who are dedicated to enacting fiscally-conservative policies that will get Wisconsin – and our nation – back on the right track. These candidates will work hard to turn our troubled economy around and put people back to work, and I am proud to stand with them today,” said Romney.
Read more here.
Romney then campaigned with Scott Walker who is hoping to take over Wisonsin’s governor chair.
Later today, the hard-working Gov announced endorsements for Minnesota: State Representative Tom Emmer and running mate Annette Meeks, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Congressman John Kline, Congressman Erik Paulsen, Lee Byberg, Chip Cravaack, and State Representative Randy Demmer. His Free and Strong America PAC will donate a $2,500 contribution to each of the federal candidates’ campaigns.
October 26th – Looking ahead… I’m sure there are many events Romney will attend between now and the 26th, but I do know he will rally with Terry Brandstad in Dubuque, Iowa on that day. Later that evening, he will headline the Scott County GOP Reagan dinner.
► Jayde Wyatt