Mitt Romney Visits Philadelphia, Suburbs Today
September 28, 2012 6:45 AM
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Springfield, Virginia, on September 27, 2012. A flurry of polls showing widening leads for President Barack Obama Wednesday heaped pressure on Mitt Romney to use their first head-to-head debate next week to launch a major comeback bid. Fresh surveys showed Obama cementing his advantage in the key state battlegrounds that will decide the US election on November 6, and putting clear distance between himself and his Republican challenger nationwide. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)
Reporting Jim Melwert
By Jim Melwert
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in the Philadelphia area for a pair of events today.
Governor Romney’s day starts early at the Union League, first courting big money donors, then a midday rally at Valley Forge Military Academy.
His campaign says the Governor hopes to raise upwards of $4 million with his visit.
The event at the Union League starts at 8 a.m., tickets for the main fundraising event range from $2,500 – $10,000. That will be followed by a roundtable, limited to 50 tickets at $25,000 each.
Romney’s campaign has largely ignored Pennsylvania, with polls show him trailing in some cases by double-digits. So, it will be interesting to see if this is the start of a push by Romney’s campaign to compete for Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, or if it’s more about the fundraising.