Today, Governor Rick Snyder, Attorney General Bill Schuette, Chairman Bobby Schostak, former-Congressman Pete Hoekstra, Ronna Romney McDaniel and members of the Republican ticket will kick off the Michigan Republican Party’s “Believe in Michigan – Jobs First” bus tour.   The bus tour will travel throughout Michigan, making 24-stops in 4-days to rally voters for America’s comeback team. The tour kicks off today in Lansing, and concludes on Monday, Nov. 5 in Jackson – the birthplace of the Republican Party.

Friday, November 2nd

10-10:30am: Michigan Republican Party Headquarters Kick Off

11:30-12:30pm: Charlotte Event

1:45-2:15pm: Calhoun Victory Center Event

3:15-3:45pm: Kalamazoo Victory Center Event

5:15-6:00pm: Berrien Victory Center Event

7:30-8:15pm: Ottawa Victory Center Event


Today, Gov. Romney will deliver a speech in Wisconsin this morning that will lay out the closing arguments for his candidacy for President of the United States. At this critical turning point in our nation, Americans face a choice between the status quo and real change – change Gov. Romney is offering through his strong record of leadership and his Plan for a Stronger Middle Class that will put our nation on the path towards recovery, unleash economic growth, and restore prosperity for all Americans.

President Obama’s misguided policies and broken promises have let down millions of Americans. And with 23 million Americans still struggling for work and our economy suffering from record deficits and anemic growth, what voters know now more than ever is that we simply can’t afford four more years under President Obama.

As Gov. Romney said today in his statement on the October unemployment report:

“Today’s increase in the unemployment rate is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. The jobless rate is higher than it was when President Obama took office, and there are still 23 million Americans struggling for work. On Tuesday, America will make a choice between stagnation and prosperity. For four years, President Obama’s policies have crushed America’s middle class. For four years, President Obama has told us that things are getting better and that we’re making progress. For too many American families, those words ring hollow. We can do better. We can have real economic growth, create millions of good-paying jobs, and give middle-class families the security and opportunity they deserve. When I’m president, I’m going to make real changes that lead to a real recovery, so that the next four years are better than the last.”

Now is the time for a leader in the White House who has proven time and time again that he can create jobs, turn around struggling enterprises, and work across the aisle to solve problems and deliver results.

Gov. Romney outlined his positive vision for America’s future in an op-ed running on CNN, “Mitt Romney: My Vision for America.” Through his comprehensive plans to grow our economy, commitment to restoring fiscal discipline in Washington, and ability to accomplish these reforms in a bipartisan fashion, Gov. Romney will restore the promise of America and ensure we pass on better opportunities and a brighter future to the next generation:

“Let us remember our history. We have accomplished so much, both in the world and at home. We’ve defeated tyrannies. We’ve lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. We’ve transformed our own society into a more perfect union. We’ve created a land of freedom and prosperity. The problems we need to overcome now are not bigger than we are. We can defeat them.  I am offering real change and a real choice.”

And in his latest op-ed for the Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer writes about the importance of this election in which Americans will determine whether they want another four years of policies that foster government dependency or a future that champions individual entrepreneurship, freedom, and opportunity:

“Should they summon the skill and dexterity, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan could guide country to the restoration of a more austere and modest government with more restrained entitlements and a more equitable and efficient tax code. Those achievements alone would mark a new trajectory — a return to what Reagan started three decades ago. Every four years we are told that the coming election is the most important of one’s life. This time it might actually be true.”

In other news, yesterday both Gov. Romney and Congressman Ryan called out President Obama for his proposal to create a “Secretary of Business” position in his cabinet. But as Gov. Romney said in Roanoke, Virginia yesterday, creating this new position won’t fix America’s broken economy or help America’s job creators. We need a president who understands business and how to implement pro-business policies that will spur hiring and promote free enterprise:

“We don’t need a secretary of business to understand business; we need a president who understands business, and I do. That’s why I will be able to get this economy going. This isn’t the time for small measures. This is a time for greatness. This is a time for big change, for real change.”

And businesses leaders across the country agree. In case you missed it, yesterday Romney for President announced support from 13 American business leaders. These successful leaders understand what it takes to grow this economy and create jobs and know Mitt Romney has the experience needed to get the country back on track. They also join over 18,000 small, independent and entrepreneurial business owners representing over 1.5 million jobs throughout the country who have signed the Petition to Unleash Small Business that supports Mitt Romney’s plan for a real recovery.

You can view the full list of 13 business leaders endorsing Mitt Romney for president below:

Business Leaders Supporting Mitt Romney

Harold Hamm, Founder, Continental Resources
Andrew Puzder, CEO, CKE Restaurants
Roger Penske, Founder, Penske Corp
Charles Schwab, Founder, Charles Schwab Corporation
David Neeleman, Founder, JetBlue Airways
Jimmy Liautaud, Founder, Jimmy Johns
Jim Haslam, Founder, Pilot Corporation
Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder, Home Depot
Scott McNealy, Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems
Paul Otellini, CEO, Intel
Marc Andreessen, Founder, Netscape
John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems
Mary Meeker, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Today, Paul Ryan will campaign in Colorado, where he will attend a Victory Event at the Black Canyon Jet Center in Montrose and then travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, for a Victory Event at the University of Northern Iowa:

10:30 AM EDT    Paul Ryan Attends Montrose Victory Event
3:15 PM CDT       Paul Ryan Attends Cedar Falls Victory Event

Gov. Romney will campaign at a Victory Event in West Allis, Wisconsin, where he will also deliver the closing argument speech for his candidacy as President of the United States. He will then travel to Etna, Ohio, to attend a Victory Event at Screen Machine Industries. Ending the day in West Chester, Ohio, Gov. Romney will also be joined by Ann Romney, Paul Ryan, and Janna Ryan at the Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally in West Chester, Ohio to kick off the four-day tour across America. They will also be joined by nearly 100 governors, senators, mayors, and more:

9:55 AM CDT      Governor Romney Attends West Allis Victory Event
2:45 PM EDT       Governor Romney Attends Etna Victory Event
7:30 PM EDT       Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Paul Ryan, and Janna Ryan Attend Victory Rally with Performance by Kid Rock


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