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Thursday, September 20, 2012

 2:42 PM 

Ann Romney optimistic about GOP ticket's chances in Wisconsin

Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, told a crowd at Marquette University in Milwaukee she thinks her husband can carry the state.

“You guys did it, you did the hard work here in Wisconsin," Ann Romney said of Gov. Scott Walker's win in the June recall election.

“I know we can do it again.”

She recounted a story about her husband visiting with the son of a member of their church in Massachusetts who was in the hospital battling leukemia. She said the 14-year old boy asked her husband to help him write a will and to speak at his funeral.

“This to me is how we measure a person, is how we care for one another," Ann Romney said.

“We know what Mitt cares about, Mitt cares about people.”

Speaking in front of a large “Women for Mitt” banner, Romney noted the prevalence of women in her husband's administration when he was governor of Massachusetts. She introduced some of them to the crowd, noting the role they had played in job creation.

-- By Arthur Thomas
For WisPolitics.com


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