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Romney For President Office Opens in McLean

Supporters hold grand opening gala for downtown office

The Romney for President campaign office formally opened in downtown McLean on Tuesday, one of more than 20 offices around the battleground state of Virginia.

Pat Mullins, chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, said at the event "we're spending  a lot of time in Fairfax. In order for Romney or Obama to win, they have to win Virginia."

"Virginia is a battleground. Northern Virginia is the epicenter of the battleground," he said.

Jay McConville, chairman of the Fairfax County Republicans, went so far as to say "we're running a ground game like no one has ever seen."

"We're making record voter contacts on the phone and in person. Walking in neighborhoods," said McConville, describing the traditional "ground game" for candidates.

The McLean office opening, at 6867 Elm St., was part of a day-long series of  "Women for Mitt" events in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties.

The speakers at the McLean opening were all women: Susan Allen, wife of GOP Senate candidate George Allen; Jean Ann Bolling, wife of Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling; Tiero Cuccinelli, wife of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; and Carolyn Wolf, wife of U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf.

Beth Myers, a long-time high-ranking Romney staffer, who headed his vice-presidential search was the keynote speaker. She told the crowd estimated at more than 100, two things about the very secretive vice-presidential search:

  • "My job was really hard" and it "included your governor," a reference to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
  • The vice presidential running mate will be named between now and the third night of the GOP national convention that opens in Tampa Bay, Fla, Aug. 27.

Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th) hosted the opening. She heads the McLean office. In addition, she and Lt. Gov. Bolling are co-chairs of Romney's Virginia campaign.

Comstock told the audience she first met Romney in 2002 when she worked at the U.S. Justice Department and Romney headed the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

"The McLean office will be one of the busiest offices," she said. The office opened about a month ago. "We just wanted to have a celebration for our volunteers."

James Ridings August 01, 2012 at 10:19 PM
What are tbe hours for tbis office? We need mor e than 20 sites in Virginia to beat Obama? Jim Ridings
ric wq August 05, 2012 at 12:01 PM
The people most hurt by the failed Obama presidency have been the lower and middle classes. More jobs have been lost and homes foreclosed under Obama than any other president. The vast majority of these losses have happened to minorities, and lower and middle class folks. The rich are doing great under Obama! In fact, the wealth gap has increased dramatically since Obama has been in office. More Americans than ever are now on food stamps. Now, we learn that unemployment rate has risen yet again. Romney was a great governor when I lived in MA, he created jobs and introduced universal healthcare for all residents,, a program that is still working well today. We can not afford 4 more years of Obama's failed policies.
Barbara Comstock August 05, 2012 at 12:29 PM
The office islocated at 6867 Elm Street in McLean (down the street from the Post Office), Suite 300. The office opens at 9a.m. and open until 8p.m. We actually have 24 offices throughout Virginia. Locally there are offices in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Springfield, Sterling and Leesburg.
Katherine Knoble September 01, 2012 at 11:20 PM
I work at a health care facility in Reston VA. Where can I get posters of the candidate to display in the center? and information packets on the candidates views on issues so I can provide to my residents? Thanks
kosar Aftab September 02, 2012 at 04:04 AM
i heard from my sister in law Anna that how her state Massachusetts was changed to best during the time Mr. Romney was governor. And it went back to worse when they had again another governor .who only cared for himself ,wife, not for needy people. My son said one should not think a rich person is heartless or will be cruel and not care for poor and needy. Infect rich person will try to improve lives of people , his state or govt. But when a poor person gets some high post or elected for big public position. first he or she makes them self, their spouse ,cronies rich.By mnapullating law. making millions by giving speech writing books. starting NGO etc. we are safe with Mitt. Romney as he is well off, he will not use those methods which many other elected people use.Nor his wife will do that.
kosar Aftab September 02, 2012 at 04:06 AM
i am hopeful for better future for us,our kids. and will be no more loss on our property.

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