After weeks of light campaigning, Mitt Romney will kick off his general election push in a major way on Friday, launching a five-day tour of six must-win battleground states this fall.
Romney’s trip, titled the “Believe in America: Every Town Counts” tour, will kick off Friday morning at a Stratham, N.H., farm where he officially launched his 2012 bid just over a year ago.
From there, the Republican nominee will travel by bus and plane deep into states President Obama won in 2008 but are up for grabs in November, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa. Romney will wrap up his trip on Tuesday, with several scheduled rallies in his home state of Michigan, where recent polls have found him in a statistical tie with Obama heading into the fall.
According to Romney aides, the tour will take the Republican nominee through several small towns per day as the campaign seeks to undermine Obama’s bid for a second term by highlighting how the struggling economy has negatively impacted middle class America.