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    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.

    Brian Snyder / Reuters

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

    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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