Half of the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket will rally in northern Albemarle County Thursday. Ryan will headline an event at Crutchfield headquarters at 1 Crutchfield Park in Albemarle County.
Between 2,000 and 3,000 people are expected at the rally, possibly more. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., with things scheduled to get underway at 6:45 p.m. The event is open to the public. Shuttles from the Kohl's at Hollymead Town Center to the rally will start at 3:00 p.m. and run until 9:00.
All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted.
Ahead of the rally, Crutchfield owner Bill Crutchfield is speaking out about hosting Ryan and why he is voting for Romney.
Crutchfield corporate headquarters will serve as the backdrop for the campaign stop. Crutchfield says the ball started rolling on Monday when he got a call from the campaign.
Crutchfield describes himself as a moderate Republican and says Romney is a businessman, understands the power of entrepreneurs and can fix the economy.
Crutchfield stated, "Looking at it as a business executive, if I had a company that had serious problems I would recruit the person best qualified, best trained to get us out of the mess and I think governor Romney is the best qualified person who could lead is out of this economic quagmire."
Before becoming a national leader in electronic sales, Crutchfield started his business in his garage with only $1,000. Crutchfield said it was a no-brainer to host the event, and he is honored to have been selected.
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