Romney Campaigns In Troy, Group Gathers In Protest

Jun 18, 2012

  Republican Mitt Romney was in Troy Sunday as part of his “Every Town Counts” bus tour. He was joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner, who represents the district that includes Troy. Also there was Senator Rob Portman, who has been discussed as possible Vice Presidential pick.  Romney gave an abbreviated campaign speech from the bed of a pickup truck. He also visited K’s Hamburger shop with his grandchildren. Marcia Ryan owns the shop and says that Romney’s policies would help small businesses like hers.

"He is good for the economy and the economy has been lousy. He turned the Olympics around and I think he could turn the United States around," says Ryan. "Being in business, I think that's a great hope for America, turning business around."

Protesters were also at the Troy event.

A small but noisy group  shouted throughout his speech, which lasted about six minutes. The protesters shouted, "Romney go home!"

 A group of Romney staffers moved a set of speakers into the middle of the group of protesters to try to drown them out in return. The group had gone through regular security, and no staffers or security attempted to remove them from the event area.

 The stop in Troy was Romney's third in Ohio.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.