- Food « Grab a Bite
Perhaps inspired by the Obama for
America campaign's "Dinner with
Barack" contests, the Romney campaign is running a "Grab a Bite
with Mitt" promotion from Nov. 23-Dec. 7, 2011. The introductory
blurb states, "Donate $5 to enter for a chance to grab a bite with
Mitt. We don’t know
when, where, or what the food will be – if it’s up to Mitt, it will
probably be pizza. But this much is certain: one of you will get to
meet Mitt and ask your questions."
According to the rules, "Twenty-five (25) potential winners
will be chosen by random drawing at
Romney for President Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, on
Thursday, December 8, 2011. Sponsor may, at its discretion, conduct
background checks on some or all of the potential winners to ensure
they do not present security risks to Romney for President, Inc. or
Mitt Romney. The Sponsor will then select one (1) winner best
representing, in the sole judgment of Sponsor, Mitt Romney's support
across the country, and one (1) prize notice will be distributed."
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The winner was Soren Dorius, a student at the Toledo School of Law in Toledo, OH. Romney and Ann had a lunch of burritos with him at Dos Amigos in Concord, NH on Dec. 23, 2011.
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The campaign ran another one of these promotions from Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7:00pm Eastern Daylight Time to Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time. A March 19 blog posting from Ann Romney stated:
Mitt mentioned he'd be grabbing lunch with a supporter like you at one of his favorite burger places in California. Well I'm not about to miss out on a chance to meet the lucky winner -- count me in too. The deadline to enter is just over 24 hours away, so make sure you enter today.