Travels of Former Gov. Mitt Romney—August 2012

Former Gov. Mitt Romney  |  Rep. Paul Ryan  ||  President Barack Obama 

The month began with vice presidential speculation and then the announcement event with Rep. Ryan on Aug. 11 in Norfolk, VA and concluded with Romney accepting the nomination in Tampa on Aug. 30 and then heading into the final two-month plus stretch of the campaign.  Romney did not slow his fundraising pace, doing an average of at least a fundraiser a day throughout the month.






Golden, CO
Basalt, CO

N. Las Vegas, NV
Reno, NV
Sun Valley, ID

Evansville, IN

*Boston, MA

Wolfeboro, NH

Elk Grove Village, IL
Chicago, IL
W. Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA
Lakewood, NJ
Rumson, NJ

New York, NY
Short Hills, NJ

Boston, MA

*Norfolk, VA
*Ashland, VA
*Manassas, VA

*Mooresville, NC
*High Point, NC
*Waukesha, WI

St. Augustine, FL
Miami, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Beallsville, OH
Zanesville, OH
Chillicothe, OH

Charlotte, NC
Birmingham, AL

Greenville, SC
Boston, MA

Boston, MA
The Hamptons, NY

Martha's Vineyard, MA
Cape Cod, MA
Nantucket, MA

Wolfeboro, NH

*Manchester, NH
New Orleans, LA

Houston, TX
Midland, TX

Bettendorf, IA
Little Rock, AR

Hobbs, NM
Minnetonka Beach, MN
Shorewood, MN
*Commerce, MI

*Powell, OH

Wolfeboro, NH

Wolfeboro, NH

[Convention in Tampa]
Tampa, FL

Convention in Tampa]
Indianapolis, IN

[Convention in Tampa]
*Tampa, FL

[Convention in Tampa]
*Lakeland, FL
Richmond, VA
New Orleans, LA

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.  * in listing below indicates joint Romney-Ryan appearance or meeting.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.  


Wed. Aug. 1, 2012
returns from overseas trip.  Decides on Rep. Paul Ryan as his choice for running mate.

Thurs. Aug. 2, 2012
-Event at Jeffco Fairgrounds in Golden, CO.
-Joined by ten Republican governors, who were attending an RGA retreat in nearby Aspen, for an event in the gym at Basalt Public High School in Basalt, CO.

Fri. Aug. 3, 2012
-Event at Sierra Truck Body & Equipment in North Las Vegas, NV.
-Three fundraising receptions at the home of Patty Wade, founding president and co-owner of Wade Development Company, Inc., in the Eagle's Nest community, and a fundraising luncheon at another location, in Reno, NV. (4$)
-Fundraiser at the Sun Valley Resort lodge in Sun Valley, ID. ($)

Sat. Aug. 4, 2012
-Campaigns for U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock at Stepto's BBG Shack in Evansville, IN.
-Fundraiser at the home of Steve Chancellor, CEO of the American Patriot Group, LLC, chairman of AmeriQual Foods and AmeriQual Packaging, and former chairman of Black Beauty Coal Co., in Evansville, IN. ($)

Sun. Aug. 5, 2012
*Romney meets with Rep. Paul Ryan and offers him the vice presidential spot, at Beth Myers house in Boston, MA.

Mon. Aug, 6, 2012  * first day with pool coverage
Shopping at Bradley's Hardware Store, for groceries at Hunter's Shop and Save supermarket and stops in Rite-Aid; dinner with senior advisors, in Wolfeboro, NH.

Tues. Aug. 7, 2012
-Event at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, IL. 
-Lunch roundtable fundraiser at Harry Caray's in Chicago, IL. ($)
-Fundraiser at Maggiano's in Chicago, IL. ($)
-Fundraiser at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, IA. ($)

Wed. Aug. 8, 2012
-Event at Central Campus in Des Moines, IA.
    OTR with Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey visits a drought-afflicted cornfield on a farm owned by LeMar Koethe, Marko Properties, "on the southern edge of Polk County" in IA.
-Fundraising reception at Lake Terrace banquet hall in Lakewood, NJ. ($)
-Fundraising dinner at the home of financier/investor Lewis M. Eisenberg in Rumson, NJ. ($)

Thurs. Aug. 9, 2012
-Fundraising breakfast, photo hosted by New York Jets owner Woody Johnson at 583 Park Avenue in the Upper East Side, New York, NY. ($)
-Fundraiser on 5th Ave. in Manhattan, NY. ($)
-Fundraiser in Short Hills, NJ. ($)
To Boston, MA.

Fri. Aug. 10, 2012
Boston, MA, including visit to campaign headquarters.
Flight from Bedford, MA to Norfolk, VA.

Aug. 11-14, 2012 America's Comeback Team launch/"The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class" tour
Sat. Aug. 11, 2012
*Introduces Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate at rally at the Nauticus Museum, with the USS Wisconsin in the background, in Norfolk, VA.
*Romney and Ryan drop by Homemades by Suzanne, and he buys several pies, in Ashland, VA.
*Romney and Ryan rally at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA.
*Romney and Ryan rally at the Harris Pavilion in Manassas, VA.
Flight to Charlotte, NC.

Sun. Aug. 12, 2012
*Romney and Ryan rally at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC.
*Romney and Ryan rally at Absolute Style Furniture in High Point, NC.
Romney and Ryan tape first joint interview, with CBS News' Bob Schieffer for "60 Minutes."
-Event at Smokey's BBQ Shack in Morrisville, NC.canceled on Saturday
Flight to Wisconsin.
*Romney and Ryan hold "Homecoming rally with America's Comeback Team" at Waukesha County Expo Center in Waukesha, WI.
Team splits; Romney to Florida and Ryan to Iowa.

Mon. Aug. 13, 2012
-Morning Victory event at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL.
-Victory event at El Palacio De Los Jugos in Miami, FL.
-Fundraiser at the home of Michael Maroone, president and COO of AutoNation, Inc., and wife Monica in Fort Lauderdale, FL. ($)

Tues. Aug. 14, 2012
-Coal event at American Energy Corporation in Beallsville, OH.
-Drops by Tom's Ice Cream Bowl in Zanesville, OH.
Victory rally on the Ross County Courthouse steps in Chillicothe, OH.

Wed. Aug. 15, 2012
-Fundraising luncheon, roundtable at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC. ($)
-Fundraising dinner and reception at The Club in Birmingham, AL. ($)

Thurs. Aug. 16, 2012
-Press availability with whiteboard at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer, SC.
-Fundraiser at Soby's restaurant in Greenville, SC. ($)
-Fundraisers at the John Hancock Building in Boston, MA. ($)

Fri. Aug. 17, 2012
-Headquarters in Boston, MA.
-Fundraising reception at the Sebonack Golf Club in Tuckahoe, Southampton, NY. ($)
-Fundraiser at the home of John A. Griffin, founder of Blue Ridge Capital, and his wife Amy in East Hampton, NY. ($)

Sat. Aug. 18, 2012
-Clambake fundraiser at the home of Jim Sims, founder of Gen3 Partners, and wife Kate in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA. ($)
-Fundraising reception at the home of Ruth Ann and Bill Carey in Osterville, Cape Cod, MA. ($)
-VIP fundraising reception at the home of Bridget and Bill Koch in Osterville, Cape Cod, MA. ($)
    OTR stop greets diners and buys ice cream at Millie's restaurant in Nantucket, MA.
-Fundraising reception and dinner at the home of Barry Sternlicht, founder and former CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, in Nantucket, MA. ($)

Sun. Aug. 19, 2012

Wolfeboro, NH.

Mon. Aug. 20, 2012
*Romney and Ryan hold a Victory town hall at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.
-Fundraisers at two homes (one at the home of Joe Canizaro, president and CEO of Columbus Properties, L.P.) in Metairie, LA.. ($)

Tues. Aug. 21, 2012
-Fundraising luncheon at the Houstonian in Houston, TX. ($)
-Fundraising photos and reception at the Petroleum Club in Midland, TX. ($)
-Fundraising dinner at the home of Bob and Marcia French in Midland, TX. ($)

Wed. Aug. 22, 2012
-Victory event at LeClaire Manufacturing in Bettendorf, IA.
Arrival at Supermarine airport facility in Little Rock, AR.
Fundraising reception at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, AR. ($)
-Fundraising dinner at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock, AR. ($)

Thurs. Aug. 23, 2012
-Campaign event at Watson Truck and Supply in Hobbs, NM.
-Fundraiser at the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach, MN. ($)
-Fundraising dinner at the Home of Marty Davis in Shorewood, MN. ($)

Fri. Aug. 24, 2012
*Romney and Ryan hold a Victory rally at Long Family Orchard Farm and Cider Mill in Commerce, MI.

Sat. Aug. 25, 2012
*Romney and Ryan hold a Victory rally at Village Green Park Amphitheatre in Powell, OH.
Flight to Portsmouth, Wolfeboro, NH.

Sun. Aug. 26, 2012
-Convention preparations at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH.

Mon. Aug. 27, 2012
-Convention preparations at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH.
[Republican National Convention starts in Tampa, FL].

Tues. Aug. 28, 2012
-Appears on stage with Ann Romney following her speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.

Wed. Aug. 29, 2012
-Addresses the American Legion at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.
[Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL].

Thurs. Aug. 30, 2012
-With Ann Romney greets fundraisers at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort (brief appearance at a luncheon in the Palm Court Ballroom, and a more extended appearance with smaller group in the Grand Ballroom) in St. Petersburg, FL.
-Delivers acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.

Fri. Aug. 31, 2012
*Romney and Ryan hold a Republican National Convention Farewell Victory Rally at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL.
(*Romney and Ryan holds a Victory rally at Martinair in Richmond, VARyan solo). Instead, Romney tours areas damaged by Hurricane Isaac in Jefferson Parish (New Orleans area), LA.

Ann Romney
Tues. Aug. 7, 2012
-With fellow co-owners cheers Rafalca during the equestrian team dressage competition at the Olympic games in London.

In Tampa, FL...
Tues. Aug. 28, 2012
-Does walkthrough in the afternoon, and in the evening addresses the Republican National Convention.
?Special guest at "An Evening at the Ballpark" fundraiser for Connie Mack at the Hyatt Regency Tampa in Tampa, FL. ($) did this happen?

Wed. Aug. 29, 2012
-Ann Romney and Janna Ryan attend Women for Romney Victory and Women for Mitt breakfast at the Hyatt Regency.
-Ann Romney attends CUNA/ St. Petersburg All Children’s Hospital Event at St. Petersburg All Children’s Hospital.
-Ann Romney addresses Latino Coalition luncheon at the Sheraton East.

Wed. Aug. 30, 2012
-Joins Mitt Romney greets fundraisers at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg.
-Family on stage after Romney's speech at the Republican National Convention.