Republican Party Prepares for Response to Obama Visit
As the Republican National Convention gets underway in Tampa, Florida, the Virginia GOP is preparing its own response to president Obama's stop in Charlottesville Wednesday.
The party says it will be out with a strong response for the Obama campaign when it arrives in Virginia this week. While the president rallies college aged voters in Charlottesville, Republicans say their message is focused around the president's record.
Garren Shipley with the Republican Party of Virginia said, "The class that graduated with hope and change has had a really hard time finding a job. And that really makes it hard for him to go out and say, ‘Hey, reelect me, I'm going to do the same thing I've done for the past four years.'"
The group "Women for Mitt" was also making signs to use for protests planned during the president's visit at Mitt Romney's Albemarle County Office Monday night. Supporters say women have suffered higher unemployment and increasing poverty rates under President Obama.
The Republican Party of Virginia says this is the largest grassroots effort it has ever seen for a presidential election in the commonwealth.
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Ed joined the NBC29 news team in May, 2011. A Charlotte, NC, native, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and political science.Full Story
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