- Posted September 8, 2012 by
Move That Bus, Romney!
If this bus lands at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, there will be an extreme home makeover.
According to the Romney camp, an agressive new ad blitz for the eight swing states deemed critical to this election has just been released.
Voters and volunteers from around southwest Virginia gathered in Roanoke Friday afternoon to get the scoop on the new ads specifically designed for crucial swing states.
Virginia’s targeted as one of the critical states that will be seeing the just released fifteen “Better Future” tv ads focused to address each state’s individual economic woes.
Virginia's Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling addressed the crowd, explaining how a Republican administration will change the American economy for the better.
Lieutenant Governor Bolling is also running for governor in Virginia's next gubernatorial race.
Virginia is consistently named as being critical to the 2012 election, and will be the only state to air 3 different ads in the “Better Future“ ad campaign.
The Romney ads began airing in Virginia almost immediately after the close of the Democratic National Convention.
One Virginia ad frequently aired states, “His (President Obama’s) war on coal, gas and oil is crushing energy and manufacturing jobs.” The ad continues to state that Romney, if elected, “plans to create over 340,000 new jobs for Virginia.”
The Romney Ryan camp issued a series of press releases as the DNC came to a close, and targeted jobs and defense spending on September 7.
Jobs are a critical issue nationwide and defense spending and energy are particularly critical issues to Virginia in this election, with its potential for offshore drilling along the coast as well as it’s large military force.
At the Goodlatte offices in Roanoke, a diverse crowd meets for campaign updates and also mans phone banks.
Trixie Averill poses with Lt. Governor Bolling and is the Western Political Director for the 6th, 9th, and part of the 5th Congressional Districts.
Max Beyer is a very active 72 year old volunteer, and poses with Lt. Governor Bolling who describes him as a very, very hard and dedicated worker.
Romney campaign volunteer and Intern Ashley Pratt is a Junior at nearby Roanoke College where she’s majoring in Criminal Justice. “I’m from Long Island, but I’m now a registered voter in Virginia,” she says.
Joining her at the phone bank is Roanoke College Senior Paul Fariss, who’s majoring in Political Science and History, and says he previously interned with Congressman Goodlatte in DC.
Kathy Ferguson is the Grassroots Coordinator for Franklin County, Virginia, headquartered in Rocky Mount and joins Pratt at the table, placing calls to voters.
Congressman Goodlatte took time after the meeting to meet and greet voters and volunteers, discussing their concerns.