This will be no ordinary campaign event for Mitt Romney in West Chester on Friday.
The Republican presidential candidate will be joined by his wife, Ann, and their five sons, running mate Paul Ryan and his wife, Janna, and an estimated 100 governors, senators and mayors. After the rally, which appears to be the start of the final push toward election day on Tuesday, the party will split for appearances in 11 states: Colorado, Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to the Romney campaign.
The event is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m at The Square at Union Centre, but doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Among those expected to be at the event are: U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester; U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Terrace Park; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge; U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida; U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota; U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minnesota; Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus; former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona; U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, R-Alabama; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.
Tickets may be picked up from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at:
- Liberty Township Victory Center, 4879 Mercedes Drive, Liberty Township;
- Lebanon Victory Center, 30 W. Main St., Lebanon;
- Kenwood Victory Center, 8220 Northcreek Drive, Cincinnati;
- Colerain Victory Center, 8240 Clara Ave., Colerain Township;
- Friends of John Boehner, 7908 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suite I, West Chester.