A couple interesting nuggets about Obama in this brief Romney visit announcement:
- Obama hasn’t spent any time in this part of Virginia.
- For all the talk of Obama’s incredible head start on the ground game, only yesterday did he open his first campaign office in this region of the state.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will make a campaign stop in Salem on Tuesday, according to Roanoke Valley GOP officials. Romney will appear at Carter Machinery on Lynchburg Turnpike. The event will begin at noon and doors will open at 10 a.m., according to an email invitation circulated by state Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Roanoke County. Romney’s campaign has not released details about the event. It will be the first campaign appearance in the Roanoke Valley by either major-party presidential candidate. Romney delivered the commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg last month.
President Barack Obama came to Richmond in May for the symbolic kickoff of his re-election campaign, but he has not been to the western part of the state. Obama’s campaign opened an office in Blacksburg on Saturday, its first in Southwest Virginia.