Romney and Ryan Hit the Stump in Manassas (photos)
Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were greeted by an overflow crowd of supporters at a GOP rally at the Harris Pavilion in Manassas, Va., on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11. Romney's stop in Manassas was part of a bus tour of battleground states that started in Norfolk earlier in the morning when Romney introduced Ryan as his running mate.
The candidates spoke of change, turning around the economy and removing the hindrance of “Obamacare” on small businesses. Local law enforcement estimated the number that showed up for the rally to be as high as 10,000, and it was clear that many in the well-mannered crowd had to be turned away from the small Harris Pavillion. Wait times to go through security varied from two to three hours. The event was scheduled for 3:45 p.m., but the candidates didn't speak until after 5 p.m. Also speaking at the rally were Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, Senatorial candidate and former governor George Allen, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) and Del. Barbara Comstock.
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