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Romney's Son Campaigns in Charlottesville

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Further proof of Virginia's importance on November 6 is a visit Thursday night from Mitt Romney's son Tagg.  He was in Charlottesville to talk with supporters and watch the vice presidential debate at the University of Virginia. 

Tagg's message was simple and direct - people should vote for his father because he is good man and has the experience to get the job done.

"We know him better than just about anybody, just how good of a person he is," Tagg said. 

When it comes to the candidates' families, we're used to seeing wives hit the campaign trail, but on Thursday in Albemarle County it was Mitt Romney's eldest of five sons, Tagg, stumping for his dad.

"I'm telling them two messages," Tagg said.  "One, is he is very competent. He knows how to fix things. And second that he's a good guy. He's got the best interest of the country at heart and he'll do right by all of us."

Tagg talked about his father's ability to be a problem solver in the mist of tough issues, citing the work he did to revive the 2002 winter Olympic Games.  It's that kind of leadership many in the crowd said America needs, especially when it comes to the future of young people.

UVA student Phillip Stucky said, "The focal point of the election being the economy, a lot of people that I'm going to school with are looking toward that because by the time whoever is the next president, that's the economy that we're going to be graduating into."

"It's amazing how many young people have come forward and how enthusiastic they are," said Tagg.  "People are worried about their jobs and the economy."

In a tough race for the commonwealth, Tagg says he is proud of his father's performance against President Barack Obama.

"It was great to have people see him for who he really was and not have the democratic ads labeling him for something that he wasn't," said Tagg.  "People watch him for 90 minutes, and see, oh wow, this guy is actually a pretty smart guy."

Tagg said he was confident, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan would be able to capitalize on the momentum from the presidential debate last Wednesday. 

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