Romney-Ryan To Begin Final Stretch On Friday With Major Ohio Rally

The “Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally” to cover 11 states, include nearly 100 surrogates. posted on

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney joins vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan onstage at a campaign rally in Celina, Ohio, October 28, 2012. Brian Snyder / Reuters

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will be joined by dozens of lawmakers and politicians on Friday evening in West Chester, Ohio, to kick off the campaign’s final four-day push before the election, the campaign will announce Wednesday.

The event, in the Cincinnati suburb of a must-win swing state for the Romney campaign, will begin an 11-state tour lasting through election day to be called the “Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally,” with nearly 100 surrogates breaking into groups to stump for the Republican ticket.

The territory covered includes swing, lean Democrat, and lean Republican states, of which Romney must win between four and eight to capture the presidency: Colorado, Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The Romney campaign expects to “greatly exceed” its high point in Ohio of about 12,000 attendees at the rally, an aide said as.

Among the notables on the tour:

Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Secretary Elaine Chao
Governor Bobby Jindal
Governor Tom Ridge
Senator Rob Portman
Senator Marco Rubio
Senator John Thune
Senator Lindsey Graham
Senator Norm Coleman
Chairman Reince Priebus
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Senator John and Cindy McCain
Senator Kelly Ayotte
Senator Rick Santorum
Congressman Jason Chaffetz
Congressman Artur Davis
Governor Rick Perry
Governor Sam Brownback
Attorney General Pam Bondi
Olympian Derek Parra
Olympian Scott Hamilton
Jack Nicklaus
Tagg and Jen Romney
Matt and Laurie Romney
Josh Romney
Ben Romney
Craig and Mary Romney

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