Saturday, October 27, 2012
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is speaking to a crowd in Pasco County tonight
Gov. Mitt Romney has taken the stage at Land O’ Lakes High School. "This is happening all over the country," Romney said to the crowd that packed into the school's stadium. "People are coming together that want change. We're going to give it to them. "When we win Florida, we're going to win the White House." Tonight's rally in Land O’ Lakes is the second visit from a presidential contender to the Tampa Bay area this week. President Barack Obama addressed a crowd of more than 8,000 during a campaign rally at Ybor City’s Centennial Park Thursday. Romney’s visit to Land O’ Lakes hasn’t been without controversy. The United School Employees of Pasco union planned a protest of the Republican today and has also raised concerns about his use of …
Friday, October 26, 2012
United School Employees of Pasco want Gov. Mitt Romney to know public schools need more funding.
Not everyone is rolling out the red carpet for Gov. Mitt Romney's visit to Land O' Lakes Saturday. When the Republican Presidential hopeful arrives in town, he'll be greeted by protesters donning Barack Obama for President T-shirts and carrying signs. A "counter rally" is being organized by the United School Employees of Pasco. The union wants to raise awareness about the plight of public schools, said Kenny Blankenship, the group's vice president. "The biggest thing is we want to get our message out there that our legislative officials need to make our schools a priority," Blankenship said Friday morning. "Our funding is less per student than it was in 2007. They just need to fund public schools appropriately." To find out more about …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to appear at Land O’ Lakes High School around 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
Tampa Bay area residents who want a chance to see former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney before the election are in luck. The Romney campaign has announced it will make a stop in Central Pasco County's Land O' Lakes this Saturday. According to Romney's campaign, he and and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will both appear at Land O’ Lakes High School, 20325 Gator Lane, at 7 pm. Saturday for a rally. Doors open at 5 p.m. for area residents who have a ticket. Few other details about the event are available at this time. To RSVP for a free ticket, visit the Romney website. Stay with Patch for details as they develop.