Female political leaders got voters fired up for Romney at a "Women for Mitt" event Thursday. Supporters packed the self-proclaimed "victory office" in Albemarle Square to hear from women who are already successful in politics talk about why they believe Mitt Romney is the best choice in November.
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Delegate Barbara Comstock, and Jean Ann Bolling were each at the office Thursday morning. The leaders told the crowd President Obama's lack of leadership has had a negative impact on women in terms of health care and unemployment in the state.
34th District Delegate Barbara Comstock (R) said, "We have done better. We are at 5.6 percent unemployment. We are doing much better than the national average, but the 401,000 jobs that have been lost nationally by women since this president has been in office is devastating."
The Obama campaign also held a rally in response to the GOP gathering.
Nancy O'Brien, the co-chairwomen for Obama said, "One of the things, anyway, is the Healthcare Act and candidate Romney wants to take that out right away, which is going to hurt a lot of women."
The GOP leaders were also in Mechanicsville Thursday for a second "Women for Mitt" rally.