At long last, Pennsylvania’s drought is over! A presidential candidate – Republican Mitt Romney – will campaign in the state on Friday. It’s the first trip to the state by either candidate since early July, when Romney and President Obama both visited Pittsburgh.
A Republican source confirmed that Romney, who was already scheduled to be in Philadelphia for a private fundraiser, has added a public rally to his schedule.
The new visit was first reported by Tom Fitzgerald of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Romney will be speaking at the Valley Forge Military Academy near the border of Chester and Montgomery counties in the heart of southeast Pa. That’s a region which Barack Obama won by a significant margin in 2008 and that Romney will need to flip back into the GOP column if he hopes to win the state.
Romney’s Pa. hopes took a beating yesterday with the release of two polls each showing him at a double digit deficit to Obama in Pa.
Republicans and his campaign have insisted that the state is still in play, and that grassroots organizing they’re doing now will yield a close race.