Travels of Former Gov. Mitt Romney—April 2012

Former Gov. Mitt Romney  |  President Barack Obama

On April 10 former Sen. Rick Santorum suspended his campaign, making Romney the presumptive nominee.  His travels at this point were still taking him to primary states, most notably five primaries were held on April 24.  Romney also began to do joint fundraisers; on April 4, 2012 Romney campaign's Spencer Zwick announced formation of Romney Victory, a joint fundraising committee with Romney for President, the Republican National Committee, and several battleground fund states. 

The quality of information on Romney's activities is not as good as that coming from the Democratic side, where the White House press corps reports on Obama's activities in detail.  Thus for the 21 days covered here, no information was found on what Romney did on five of those days; admittedly four of the five days were on the weekend.  The campaign typically does not list fundraisers on its schedules.  A close review of press accounts found details of 11 Romney Victory fundraisers plus one fundraiser for a U.S. Senate candidate during this period; the actual number is likely higher.  During this three-week period Romney did events in at least 14 states.










Wilmington, DE
Mendenhall, PA

Hartford, CT
Warwick, RI

no info.

St. Louis, MO

no info.

Naples, FL
Palm Beach, FL

Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA

Bethel Park, PA
Lancaster, PA

Raleigh, NC
Charlotte, NC

Lorain, OH
Louisville, KY

Scottsdale, AZ
Tempe, AZ

no info.

Greencastle, PA

South Park Township, PA
Aston, PA

Manchester, NH

Bernardsville, NJ
Short Hills, NJ

New York, NY

Westerville, OH

no info.

no info.

Portsmouth, NH
Boston, MA

Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign and news accounts.  The calendar above shows cities and towns.  The listing below includes impromptu stops and other details, again based on publicly available information.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.

Tues. April 10, 2012
-Campaign event at RC Fabricators in Wilmington, DE.
-Addresses the Chester County Republican Committee at a reception at Mendenhall Inn in Mendenhall, PA.

Wed. April 11, 2012
-Campaign event at Alpha Graphics in Hartford, CT.
-Holds a small business town hall at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI.

Thurs. April 12, 2012
no info.

Fri. April 13, 2012
-Addresses the NRA National Convention at Edwards Jones Dome, America's Convention Center in St. Louis, MO.

Sat. April 14, 2012
no info.

Sun. April 15, 2012
-Fundraiser at the home of former ambassador to the Vatican Francis Rooney in Naples, FL. ($)
-Private meeting with supporters at The Colony in Palm Beach, FL.
-Fundraiser at the home of Darlene and Gerald Jordan (of Hellman, Jordan Management Co., a hedge fund in Boston) in Palm Beach, FL ($50,000 per person). ($)

Mon. April 16, 2012
-Mitt and Ann Romney joint interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer; with son, grandson and two contest winners he attends Red Sox-Rays baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.
-evening, Addresses the Tri-State Tea Party Caucus at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

Tues. April 17, 2012
-Roundtable at Bethel Park Community Center in Bethel Park, PA.
-Fundraiser at the Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg, PA. ($)
-Addresses the Lancaster County GOP at Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA.

Wed. April 18, 2012
-Fundraiser at The Pavilion at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, NC. ($)
-Delivers prebuttal to Barack Obama’s convention speech at A Roof with a View in Charlotte, NC.
-Fundraiser at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, NC. ($)

Thurs. April 19, 2012
-Delivers deliver remarks on the President’s failed economic policies at National Gypsum Company in Lorain, OH.
-Fundraiser at the home of John Schnatter, the founder and owner of Papa John's Pizza, in Anchorage, KY (Louisville area). ($)

Fri. April 20, 2012
-Addresses the RNC State Chairmen's national meeting, and with Sen. John McCain addresses a unity luncheon at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, AZ.
-Holds a Hispanic business roundtable, then in the courtyard holds a rally, at the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tempe, AZ.
-Fundraiser at a private home in the Biltmore neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. ($)

Sat. April 21, 2012
no info.

Sun. April 22, 2012
-Addresses the Franklin County Lincoln Day Dinner at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle, PA.

Mon. April 23, 2012
-With Sec. Tom Ridge holds an event at Consol Energy Research and Development Facility in South Park Township, PA. [Allegheny Co.]
-With Sen. Marco Rubio holds a town hall at Mustang Expediting in Aston, PA. [Delaware Co.]

Tues. April 24, 2012 (Primaries in five states)
-In the evening holds “A Better America Begins Tonight” event (+) at the Radisson/Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH.

Wed. April 25, 2012
-Per CNN, fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos at the home of attorney Edward Deutsch in Bernardsville, NJ. [$]
-Per Star-Ledger's Matt Friedman, fundraiser hosted by hedge fund manager and billionaire David Tepper and former ambassador to Brazil and the Netherlands Clifford Sobel, at the Hilton in Short Hills, NJ. ($)
Thurs. April 26, 2012
-Breakfast fundraiser hosted by Jets owner Woody Johnson at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York, NY. ($)
-Per the Baily Beast, evening fundraiser at the home of hedge fund manager and billionaire John Paulson at his townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, NY. ($)
        ...note: April 26 article states "at least a half-dozen fundraisers he’ll attend in the area this week

Fri. April 27, 2012
-With Gov. Kasich holds a roundtable with graduating seniors, then delivers a guest lecture in the Battelle Fine Arts Center at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH.

Sat. April 28, 2012
no info.

Sun. April 29, 2012
no info.

Mon. April 30, 2012
-Campaigns with Sen. Kelly Ayotte at Portsmouth Fish Pier in Portsmouth, NH.
-[OTR non-campaign event first reported by ABC News] Visits Greenland Police Department to express condolences over Police Chief Michael P. Maloney, recently killed in the line of duty, Greenland, NH.
-Fundraising reception in Boston, MA. ($)

Ann Romney
Sat. April 14, 2012
-Shopping at Alfred Fiandaca in Palm Beach, FL. (reported by Shannon Donnelly, Palm Beach Daily News)

Mon. April 16, 2012

-Fundraiser at the home of Fred and Marlene Malek in McLean, VA (about 150 people). ($)

Tues. April 17, 2012
-Birthday fundraiser (two shifts) at Donald Trump's residence on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, NY (400 people). ($)

Mon. April 23, 2012
-Addresses the Connecticut GOP Prescott Bush Awards Dinner at the Stamford Marriott Hotel in Stamford, CT.