May 25, 2012
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will be making a campaign stop Tuesday morning in downtown Craig.
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Sarah Pompei, a campaign spokeswoman for Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney, discussed Sunday topics local residents can expect to hear Tuesday morning when the former Massachusetts governor appears for a public event in Craig. The Romney event is scheduled to begin between 9 and 9:15 a.m. at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig. “Craig is facing a lot of economic challenges due to the burdensome regulations implemented by this (President Barack Obama's) administration,” Pompei said. “The governor is going to talk about some of his solutions to get the country back on track again.” Romney is expected to cite Craig and Moffat County’s abundant natural resources and dependence on the energy industry in his speech about the economy and job creation.
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.
Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate, will appear in Craig on Tuesday, campaign officials confirmed today.