May 27, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Craig Daily Press "Mitt Romney … meet Craig, America "

Bridget Manley, Jerry Martin and Joe Moylan: 
"Frank Moe, owner of Deer Park Inn and Suites in Craig, sent Mitt Romney's presidential campaign a video earlier this year produced by Energy America.

The video, titled "The Perfect Storm Over Craig, Colorado," highlighted the community's economic dependence on the energy industry.

Along with the video was an invitation from Moe to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to visit Craig.

"We (thought) this would be a good place for him to make the point that he is (in favor of) all forms of energy," Moe said.

On Thursday, Romney staffers called Moe and said the campaign was considering Craig as a campaign stop.

The trip was booked Friday. Romney spokeswoman Sarah Pompei said the former Massachusetts governor will appear for a public event at 9 a.m. Tuesday downtown.

It's believed the location will be Alice Pleasant Park.

Additional details of the visit could be released this weekend, Pompei said.

"When the Romney campaign called us, tears rushed over us because now Craig has the opportunity to tell its story to the entire nation," an emotional Moe said Friday night. "We all need to stand up and make our voices heard that energy can be done and done right."

Craig City Manager Jim Ferree said he and Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta are scheduled to meet with Secret Service agents today to discuss the pending visit.

Two members of the Romney team are currently in Craig preparing for the event, Ferree said.

The local visit won't be without its challenges.

"They're looking to set up in Alice Pleasant Park, which presents some logistical concerns with Grand Olde West Days wrapping up Monday and closing down the highway, but we're going to work through it and make it happen," Ferree said. "This is a good thing for the town and for Moffat County."...."
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1 comment:

karainlongmont said...

How exciting! I'll be emailing Romney's campaign to let them know all the other conservative towns there are in Colorado that hold large voting sectors. Colorado is a vital swing state this time around and our Republican candidate needs all the boost he can get. After all, if Barack Obama came to Craig would anyone even show up?