Mitt Romney tempted early Florida voters by dangling a plea for bipartisanship. Romney plan was to stay out of the path of Hurricane Sandy as she barrels up the East Coast.
With only 9 days left in this extremely tight race the hurricane has Romney and Obama scrambling to form their new itineraries. Both campaigns are attempting to maximize voter turnout while avoiding any suggestions that they are putting politics before the safety of the public.
Romney traveled across the sunshine state with a pledge to “build bridges” with the Democratic Party.
“We have to build bridges to people in the other party,” Romney told an estimated 10,000 supporters who packed the Pensacola Civic Center.
It will take 270 electoral votes to win this election, and President Obama is currently ahead in states and the District of Columbia representing 237 of those votes. However, Romney is holding a pleasant lead in states with 191 electoral votes.
Romney timed his three events across Florida to coincide with the first day of in-person early voting.
“I need you to vote early!” Romney told supporters in Land O’Lakes, Fl.
On Sunday Romney was scheduled to campaign in Virginia, but he switched things up and headed to Ohio.