Want to find out more about Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign for president? Tomorrow might be your chance.
Romney campaign volunteers throughout Hillsborough County plan to hit the streets Oct. 6 for what’s being dubbed “Super Saturday.” During the all-day event, volunteers in the Bloomingdale-Riverview area will go door to door in neighborhoods throughout the area encouraging people to get out and vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
“We’ve already made eight million voter contacts so far,” said Jill Bader, Florida communications director for the Republican National Committee. This amounts to eight times more phone calls and 56 times more door knocks than at this time in 2008, she added.
Saturday’s event will include a combination of door-to-door activities and phone calls. Volunteers going into neighborhoods will work in shifts between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Phone calls will go out until 8 p.m. The hope is to reach as many neighborhoods in Hillsborough as possible.
Operations will be based out of the Romney campaign’s three Hillsborough offices:
- 1602 Oakfield Drive, Suite 207
- 4465 W. Gandy Blvd., Suite 820
- 234 Bullard Parkway
Would-be volunteers can also sign up to help out the campaign at any of the three offices on Saturday, Bader said. Wednesday’s debate has generated a lot of interest in volunteering, she added.
“It’s getting the already-growing enthusiasm going even better,” Bader said.
Locally, members of the Alafia Republican Club, joined by County Commissioner Al Higginbotham and House candidate Jake Raburn, will walk FishHawk Ranch's Precinct 701, the largest precinct in the Hillsborough County.
Walkers will meet at Bevis Elementary School, 5720 Osprey Ridge Dr., Lithia, at 9 a.m. There, walkers will form up into two-person teams and will be provided a map and a list of homes to visit. Walkers are urged to wear colorful patriotic clothing or campaign T-shirts.
To find out more about the campaign’s efforts in Florida, visit Gov. Mitt Romney’s website.
So what do you think, Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch? Is it OK for political campaigns to take their messages door to door? Do you welcome more information or just wish they’d go away? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.