Gleason declined to get into specific strategy when asked, saying, “We have many, many strategies that are under way” and he feels Romney appeals to independents in the Lehigh Valley, a former steel hub and now one of the fastest growing parts of the state, as well as “values voters” in the southwest part of the state. Gleason added they have an “intensive Philadelphia effort” to improve Romney’s chances in those suburbs, which tend to be more liberal but can swing.
“We will be opening victory offices around the state,” Gleason said on a Republican National Committee conference call. “He’s going to be here many times, going around to meet the electorate so we have a whole host of campaign positions that we have and we will be working on. Remember, the election is still not until November and we are starting to show improvement already … and in almost every election, turnout is the most important thing, as was proved in Wisconsin just last week.”
The Romney camp and the RNC have seven campaign offices in Pennsylvania – the Obama campaign has 27 open so far — and an RNC aide says they will continue to add “in waves over the summer.”