Romney Campaign Hits the Streets Tomorrow

Volunteers plan to go door-to-door in many parts of Hillsborough County Oct. 6 to raise awareness.

Want to find out more about Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign for president? Tomorrow might be your chance.

Romney campaign volunteers throughout Hillsborough County plan to hit the streets Oct. 6 for what’s being dubbed “Super Saturday.” During the all-day event, volunteers in the Bloomingdale-Riverview area will go door to door in neighborhoods throughout the area encouraging people to get out and vote in the Nov. 6 general election.

“We’ve already made eight million voter contacts so far,” said Jill Bader, Florida communications director for the Republican National Committee. This amounts to eight times more phone calls and 56 times more door knocks than at this time in 2008, she added.

Saturday’s event will include a combination of door-to-door activities and phone calls. Volunteers going into neighborhoods will work in shifts between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Phone calls will go out until 8 p.m. The hope is to reach as many neighborhoods in Hillsborough as possible.

Operations will be based out of the Romney campaign’s three Hillsborough offices:

  • 1602 Oakfield Drive, Suite 207
  • 4465 W. Gandy Blvd., Suite 820
  • 234 Bullard Parkway

Would-be volunteers can also sign up to help out the campaign at any of the three offices on Saturday, Bader said. Wednesday’s debate has generated a lot of interest in volunteering, she added.

“It’s getting the already-growing enthusiasm going even better,” Bader said.

Locally, members of the Alafia Republican Club, joined by County Commissioner Al Higginbotham and House candidate Jake Raburn, will walk FishHawk Ranch's Precinct 701, the largest precinct in the Hillsborough County.

Walkers will meet at Bevis Elementary School, 5720 Osprey Ridge Dr., Lithia, at 9 a.m. There, walkers will form up into two-person teams and will be provided a map and a list of homes to visit. Walkers are urged to wear colorful patriotic clothing or campaign T-shirts.

To find out more about the campaign’s efforts in Florida, visit Gov. Mitt Romney’s website.

So what do you think, Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch? Is it OK for political campaigns to take their messages door to door? Do you welcome more information or just wish they’d go away? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Colter95 November 03, 2012 at 08:43 PM
I saw Obama yesterday claiming the new job numbers are proof that his policies are working and that we are in an economic recovery... Fact is, that is not the truth, or even close to the truth... First, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% and the year-to-date monthly average of 157,000 payroll jobs is barely enough to keep up with population growth -- much less make up for the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. Second, the so-called real unemployment rate (U6) remains elevated at 14.6%, albeit down from 14.7% the prior month. Similarly, the labor participation rate is at 63.8%, up from its multi-decade low but still incredibly weak. Third, average hourly earnings fell a penny in October and average hours worked fell to 34.4 from 34.5 in September. Stagnant wages means "we're not generating income," Reinhart says. "That's a problem in terms of the durability of an economic expansion, which is usually fueled by consumption. To get consumption you've got to generate income." Also, just look at your checkbook. We are paying a lot more for everything now than we did in 2008. The price of gas has doubled. At the same time, wages have gone down, and that's if you're lucky to have a job. In 2008, 25 banks went out of business. In 2012, 48 banks have gone out of business. Almost double the amount. Does that sound like recovery to you? Don't believe the Obama lies!! Romney/Ryan 2012
Colter95 November 03, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Please don't let Obama sweep Benghazi under the rug... Lets not forget those four who were left to be slaughtered in Benghazi... Do not reward Obama for this epic failure… Every voter needs to read this excellent article... Very well worth your time... http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/01/benghazi-obamas-core-deceit/ These are pretty good as well: http://www.gazette.com/opinion/romney-146793-obama-benghazi.html http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/benghazigate-obamas-many-lies-about-libya/ http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50657 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi Romney/Ryan 2012


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