A lot of excitement has surrounded the Romney campaign following the announced Battleground state bus tour. Specific dates and details were hard to come by but I have pieced much of it together. I expect to update this post as details emerge.
June 15, New Hampshire (2 stops)
- Stratham, 10:30am: is the first stop on the tour during which Romney will meet with America’s families and business owners in small towns. Romney is scheduled to appear at the Scammans’ Bittersweet Farm at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 15. Doors open at 9:30am. To RSVP and to get tickets to Friday’s event in Stratham, visit www.mittromney.com/states/new-hampshire, call 835-4073 or e-mail TeamNH@mittromney.com.
- Milford, 2pm: Mitt Romney and his wife Ann arrive on the Oval here on Friday, they will be joined by state Sen. Peter Bragdon, a Romney supporter. Romney will be on the Oval here on Friday for what is being billed as an invitation-only ice cream social. Getting an invitation, however, seems easy. According to Milford Police Chief Fred Douglas, the Romney group is slated to arrive on the Oval sometime between 1:30 and 2 p.m. The email invitation sent out by the Romney campaign indicated that “doors” will open to the Oval park area at 1 p.m. and that the social would start at 2.
June 16, Pennsylvania (3 stops)
- Weatherly, 8:45am: Doors open at 7:45am. RSVP here. Romney is expected to visit Weatherly Casting & Machine Co. at 300 Commerce St in the Carbon County borough Saturday.
- Quakertown, 12:40pm: Romney will head to Bucks County holding a brief rally at the Wawa gas station, 1960 John Fries Highway in Milford Township on Route 663 near the Quakertown interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension. Sen. Pat Toomey is expected to join the Pennsylvania leg of the bus tour in Quakertown and continue with Romney onto Saturday evening’s rally at Cornwall Iron Furnace.
- Cornwall, 4:45pm: Romney is rallying at Cornwall Furnace, a Lebanon County charcoal fueled ironmaking complex. Doors open at 3:45pm. Sign up to attend here.
June 17, Ohio (3 stops)
- Brunswick, 9:00am: Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast to be held at 294 Pearl Road at Mapleside Farms. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the program will begin at 9 a.m. RSVP required: You can register for the event here.
- Newark, 1:30pm: Outdoor rally at the Licking County Courthouse Square, 20 South 2nd Street in Newark.RSVP here.
- Troy, 5:30pm: An evening gathering at K’s Hamburger Shop in Troy. Doors open at 4:30pm. Sign up to attend here.
June 18, Wisconsin (unknown, but likely 1 stop)
- Janesville, 9am: Mitt Romney’s bus tour will stop at Monterey Mills, a Janesville manufacturer located at 1725 East Delavan Drive. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan will campaign with Romney in the congressman’s hometown. Doors open at 8am. RSVP here.
June 18, Iowa (1 stop)
- Davenport, 4pm: Romney will be at LeClaire Park, 400 West Beiderbecke Drive at 4 p.m. Monday. RSVP here, the gates open at 3 p.m.
June 19, Michigan (3 stops)
- Frankenmuth, 9:30am: Early in the day, Romney plans two stops. The first in Saginaw County in Frankenmuth at one of its landmark chicken restaurants, the Bavarian Inn, 713 North Main Street. Doors open at 8:30am. RSVP here.
- DeWitt, 1:15pm: Romney will visit the nostalgic Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe in DeWitt at 1:15 p.m.
- Holland, 6pm: Romney will close his six-state, five-day bus tour at a Tuesday evening rally at Holland State Park, 2215 Ottawa Beach Rd on Lake Michigan. The event will start at 6 p.m. and people attending the rally will be able to enter at 5 p.m. The rally will last about an hour, with Romney speaking to and then greeting the crowd. The campaign is working to arrange an off-site parking location that will allow people to be shuttled to the event without paying $10 for the state’s recreation passport. Those who have already secured the right of entry to the state park system can park on-site as space allows. RSVP here.
- Romney will then stay the night in Michigan and attend fundraisers Wednesday in Grand Rapids and Troy.