Instead of the D’Evelyn junior and senior high school Jaguars roaming the football field Sunday night, presidential candidate Mitt Romney led a …
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Instead of the D’Evelyn junior and senior high school Jaguars roaming the football field Sunday night, presidential candidate Mitt Romney led a rally at the Denver school.
The most prominent message heard at Romney’s rally in Jefferson County on Sept. 23 was that if elected his focus will be on reviving the economy.
Romney traveled to Pueblo on Monday to lead his next rally on the campaign tour. Colorado voters have been determined as a major deciding factor in the outcome of the presidential election especially those in Jefferson County, which can be seen from both presidential candidates visiting the state multiple times throughout the summer and fall.
Regina Thomson, president and founder of the Colorado Patriots Coalition and member of Colorado Women’s Alliance, was one in the crowd of an estimated 7,000 people to attend the event and got to shake Romney’s hand.
“My main reason was curiosity,” Thomson said. “If you have the opportunity to see somebody who is great or may be great you take it.”
She said the part of Romney’s message that had the greatest impact on her was his stance on getting the economy moving again.
Romney laid out a five-point plan to boost the economy. The plan includes increasing oil and natural-gas production, exports and balancing the budget amongst others.
Thomson explained she got involved with the Women’s Alliance because of their focus on educating voters about economic issues, which she feels need to be addressed before any social issue.
“All the social issues in the world can’t change the economy,” she said.
During the rally Romney said he feels President Barack Obama has not handled economic recovery in the country. Romney said his experience as a businessman will help him empower others to create jobs.
Kevin McCasky, former Jefferson County commissioner, and CEO and president of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, did not attend the event but said he supports Romney’s plans to jumpstart the economy and to get it growing again.
The mission of the EDC is to strengthen the economic vitality of Jefferson County by creating and retaining jobs.
Both presidential candidates will visit Colorado again on Oct. 3 for the debate at the University of Denver.
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