Romney to Launch Presidential Campaign at New Hampshire Farm

Beautiful Scamman Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire.


Mitt and Ann Romney’s love for the people of The Granite State is very evident by their choice to live in Wolfeboro, NH, near the shores of picturesque Lake Winnipesaukee. It’s the place where many of their family memories are made; summer get-togethers include their large family of five sons, five daughters-in-law, and 16 grandchildren. Governor Romney has stated that he will always keep his home in beloved New Hampshire.

Last fall, just days before New Hampshire’s primary election, their neighbors – Seacoast Republican Women – invited Governor Romney to give the keynote speech at their annual Chili Fest fundraiser.

That speech was given at Scamman Farms, in rural Stratham, NH.

Those 300 acres of farmland, representing the hard work and ingenuity that Romney admires, is the site where, on Thursday June 2nd, he will formally announce his candidacy for President of the United States.

STRATHAM, N.H. — With the American flag flying, and the well-tended lilac trees at their most fragrant, Doug Scamman spent most of yesterday mowing the rolling hayfield outside of his 250-year-old farmhouse.

In just a few days, that field will be a packed parking lot. The Civil War-era barn, where five pigs and nine hens live, could become a media staging area, Scamman said, with what looked like a twinkle in his eye.

Because Thursday, Bittersweet Farm, and its 300 lush green acres, will be at the white-hot center of the American political universe.

Here, somewhere between the chicken coop, the tractors and the hay bales, Republican Mitt Romney will launch his second presidential bid.

“It’s an honor,” said Scamman, a longtime Republican state legislator who served two terms as New Hampshire’s House speaker, and spent a few years as the state’s budget director. With land that stretches down to the Exeter River, “We have a great place to have big events, and it has very easy access,” he said.
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Hay production at Scamman Farm.

The Scammans, both 69 and grandparents of five, said they decided to invite Romney to the farm after he stopped by their annual chili fest in September. Thursday’s campaign kickoff is free, but space is limited to people with tickets.

Both Scammans said they won’t need to be swayed by Romney’s speech. They’re already Romney supporters, through and through.

“He has created jobs, and the one thing we need in this economy is jobs,” said Doug Scamman.

“He’s got the background,” Stella Scamman added. “He has government experience, nonprofit work and business experience.

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A barbecue luncheon will also be part of the festivities at Gov Romney’s campaign kick-off.

Farm owners Doug and Stella Scamman share their thoughts…

Read about the latest innovations the salt-of-the-earth Scammans have made on their farm here.

Doug and Stella Scamman embody the innovative, entrepreneurial, hard-working spirit that has helped to make America so great. Their farm is the perfect backdrop for another innovative, entrepreneurial, hard-working American, who will restore America’s greatness, to announce his candidacy for President of the United States!

UPDATE -Governor Romney’s campaign kick-off will be a LIVE-STREAM event. See tweet below:


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Mitt Romney 2012.




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Gov. Mitt Romney is Announcing His Candidacy for President of the United States in New Hampshire!


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The Union Leader has the details:

The Scammans’ farm has been the site for dozens of political events over the years. They twice hosted George W. Bush, once as a candidate for President and once as President. They hosted an event for former Vice President Dan Quayle.

And they have hosted events for many New Hampshire candidates, from former U.S. Sen. Warren Rudman, former Gov. John H. Sununu and former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg to former Gov. Steve Merrill and former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu.

“I think it’s a great place to have the announcement event,” said Doug Scamman. “It’s obvious to me that Governor Romney did a great job as governor and with the Olympics. When I wake up in the middle of the night I’ll feel safer knowing he is in the White House than I would with anyone else.”

Food at the barbecue will be prepared and sold by the American Legion Post 35 in Hampton and proceeds will benefit the Global War on Terror Memorial Fund, which will allow the post to complete a memorial at the post.

In addition to hot dogs and hamburgers, the American Legion will also serve Ann Romney’s special recipe chili.

The event is ticketed. A phone number for tickets will be announced by the exploratory committee shortly.

Give a thumbs up to the Youtube video below, “like” Mitt’s Facebook status, RT his tweet, and leave a comment about why you support Gov. Romney as the 45th President of the United States of America.

For a little extra fun, check out what the Atlantic discovered about the various 2012 GOP candidates from their high school days starting off with Mitt! If they had focused on the wives, they may have seen that someone wrote “first lady” underneath Ann’s yearbook picture as well. How did whomever wrote that know? ;)

UPDATE: Not wanting any pizza to go to waste, Mitt sent the leftovers to Obama’s campaign headquarters!

Great deep dish at @ginoseast. Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team http://twitpic.com/52v65cless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Details on the rest of Mitt’s Illinois trip can be found here. Like we’ve been saying all along, Mitt is going to play to win in Iowa.