UPDATE: Ann Romney to Hold Clive Rally for Women on Thursday

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, will hold a Women for Mitt Rally in Clive. Tickets are available through the campaign website.

Ann Romney plans to hold a Women for Mitt rally on Thursday at By Design in Clive, according to a news release from the campaign.

Doors open at 3 p.m. and the event begins at 4:30 p.m. at the custom furniture store and design studio, located at 1490 N.W. 86th St. in Clive.

Tickets are available to see the wife of GOP presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

To request a ticket go to www.mittromney.com/states/iowa.

The visit marks the continuation of a steady stream of visits to Iowa by campaigns for both Romney and President Barack Obama. Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, Romney's running-mate, and Vice President Joe Biden were both in Iowa on Monday.

Obama has been to Iowa twice already this month.

Iowa is one of a handful of battleground states upon which the outcome of the 2012 election will hinge. National polling currently has Obama ahead of Romney, although Iowa remains a toss-up.

Ralfaca September 19, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Romney's horse was worth a $77,000 tax cut in 2010: http://mobile.businessweek.com/news/2012-07-27/romneys-have-tax-deduction-with-olympic-hopes-on-rafalca
Troy Murphy September 19, 2012 at 03:34 AM
WOW, you mean he could have paid 6.277 million instead of 6.2 million plus the 7 million in charitable contributions over the last 2 years, in other words he gave back to the American people 13.2 million on 45 million in income or an effective return to the American people of 29.3% granted only 13.8 was confiscated by the government the rest was voluntary. The American people have been so cheated. I am sure he consumed at least 6.2 million worth of government services. He needs to reimburse us for all those government programs he used to build his wealth. (sarcasm)
Jim Aspen September 19, 2012 at 05:41 AM
I'l take a winner over a loser anytime. we have had a loser for 4 long agonizing years.
Saundra Ragona September 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM
The only losers are the ones who call others losers. if you want to win, then stick up for your self, but not by criticising someone else. And as for Ann Romney, she has no clue as to what real people are like. She has lived in a gilded cage all her life. when they were "living in a garden apartment" they cashed in stocks and bonds to live. Neither has ever really worked a day in their lives. so what can they know about the real Americans? And BY DESIGN is off my list of places to buy.
cjschoon October 25, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Here’s something for all Iowa voters to consider as Ann and Mitt Romney turn up in the state this week: in virtually every county in Iowa today, women are paid significantly less FOR DOING THE SAME JOB as a man. Clearly, this is unfair and degrading to women and needs to change. But Ann's own husband Mitt is on the record as opposing the act that Barack Obama signed into law to help remedy this income imbalance. We can only assume Mitt considers women part of his “irresponsible” 47%. (Wonder if he's pointed that opinion out to his wife?) Paul Ryan, of course, voted against this fair pay legislation. Want hard numbers? According to the non-partisan Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey, women in Iowa’s Sioux County make just 50% of what men make; O’Brien County ratio is 54%, Decatur County, 48%. In Jefferson County, women make just 46% of what men make for the same work - less than half! President Obama has proven he’ll continue to push for an America in which everyone, male and female, can expect a fair deal in their pursuit of the American dream. Romney wants to take women, binders full of women, back to 1950's pay levels. Barack Obama won’t let that happen. If you run into Ann on Thursday, ask her why her husband voted against equal pay for equal work for women in America. Maybe paint the question on a sign and hold it up for her. It’ll be interesting to see her spin an answer for you. Chris Schoon


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