Archive for July 9th, 2012
We don’t know anything official yet.. but there are rumblings among democrats and those connected to the Obama campaign that among the stops being considered in the president’s Virginia swing is another stop in the Richmond metro area.
The AP reported over the weekend that Richmond was being considered and we were able to confirm that it is in the running with a source familiar with the campaign. Campaign officials remain consistent in their contention that the official itinerary has not been set and we should learn more as soon as tomorrow.
Several sources have reported that the Obama campaign is also considering stops in the Virginia Beach and Roanoke areas.
The president has yet to make it to the Roanoke area since being elected. He has made several stops to Virginia Beach. Outside of short jaunts into Northern Virginia, Richmond has been one of his primary destinations. He launched his re-election campaign here back in May and has made five official White House visits in the Richmond media market as president.
As with any campaign event, everything is subject to change, up until the President is standing on the stage.
We’ll keep you posted.
A campaign bus used in support of Mitt Romney’s campaign for president was vandalized during a stop at a gun show in Henrico over the weekend. The vandalism was enough to keep the bus off the campaign trail for a day.
Here is my story from NBC12:
HENRICO (WWBT)- There are fears that the 2012 presidential campaign could get ugly, and there are signs that it’s already happening. A bus carrying supporters of republican candidate Mitt Romney was targeted at an event in Richmond this weekend.
The bus was parked outside of a gun show in Henrico registering voters for the fall campaign.
No one was hurt, but it was a clear act of vandalism. The bus is one of three vehicles that travels through swing states in support of the Romney campaign.
This bus never serves to transport the former Massachusetts governor or his wife, but instead parks outside events hoping to encourage voters to support the GOP campaign. In this case it was parked outside the “Showplace” on Mechanicsville Turnpike in Henrico, a sprawling convention hall that was home to a weekend gun show.
Sometime late Saturday night into early Sunday morning the bus was hit, its alternator belt cut, keeping it from going anywhere.
The campaigns dealt with the problem, and were only forced to cancel one event scheduled for Leesburg on Monday morning. They chose not to call police, and a report was never filed.
read and see the rest of the story on NBC12.com