Mitt Romney ‘Republican Victory Center’ Opens in Avon Lake

Avon woman is site captain for Lorain County Republican support center.

The Republican Party and Romney for President campaign set up the Lorain County Republican Victory Center in Avon Lake July 16, opening a phone bank and information center in Learwood Plaza that will represent the party locally 114 days before the November General Election.

U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs, who is the Republican Avon’s ballot for a congressional choice in the General Election spoke to a group of 50 supporters at the center during the noon ribbon cutting in the storefront near that previously housed The Floor Gallery at 375 Lear Rd. #J. He spoke about Romney's platform and the need to vote President Barack Obama out of office in November.

Avon resident Meredith Traxler has been selected to be the “captain” of the center which will serve as a phone bank and have information available on a variety of Republican candidates including Gibbs, Phil Van Treuren (County Commissioner), Joe Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber, U.S. Congressional candidate for Avon Lake), Terry Boose (State Representative), Rae Lynn Brady (State Representative), Mike Musto (County Commissioner), Robert Cupp, Terrence O’Donnell, Sharon Kennedy (Ohio Supreme Court Justices) and others.

Van Treuren, Musto, Brady, Boose and were on hand for the ceremony as were Councilwoman Jennifer Fenderbosh and Martin O’Donnell (speaking on behalf of a vacationing Greg Zilka) and former mayor K.C. Zuber.

“This is where people can get information on Mitt Romney, including bumper stickers and fliers,” Traxler told Avon Lake Patch several weeks ago. “Volunteers will man a phone bank and collect data.”

The center is not technically a Romney for President headquarters, but a "Republican Victory Center," although Romney posters are most prevalent.

This marks the first time in recent history a major campaign center has been set up in Avon Lake.  Two years ago a center for the U.S. Senate race was set up in Elyria.

Traxler volunteered for the position and will be assisted by her sister Lizzy Traxler.

“I previously did McCain phone bank in Lorain and have worked a lot with Portman and Kasich,” she said.

The Republican Victory Center hours are Monday - Saturday from 9a.m. - 9 p.m. The center is looking for volunteers.

Curt Fell July 17, 2012 at 02:52 PM
“This is where people can get information on Mitt Romney, including bumper stickers and fliers"...but not information about the countries where he holds offshore bank accounts or any tax statements further back than 2010....but please come get your bumper stickers and fliers....
NO TO BODI 2012 July 17, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Holy tea party batman! That Congressman Gibbs looks like Leslie Nielsen in the airplane movies! "Congressman, surely you're gonna cut that ribbon" "I'll cut the ribbon, but please stop calling me as Shirley" I guess I picked a bad week to quit sniffing glue! Do these people really believe that Mitt Romney is not dangerous?
Nick Perry July 17, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Mitt Romey is insanely out of touch with mainstreet and any middle class republican(what an oxymoron that is. What a way to vote against your own self interest), should hold their breath until he releases his past tax info and financials. That's if they are real and not doctored in anyway He needs to release his tax records and past financials first..I bet many will be surprised when they see the paper trails out of this country of his financials coupled with the fact of how many jobs he sent overseas while working at bain.Which of course is common knowledge. A vote for this guy is a vote in the wrong direction for this country. I am not saying or implying it is going in the right direction currently.
Youdont KnowMe July 19, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Just so you know-because it is clear all your info is gathered from the mainstream media which is BIAS - There is NO mandate that a candidate release ANY tax forms in order to run for office. NONE. How about King Obama releasing his college records in exchange for ANOTHER two years of Romney tax records - Romney HAS released two years btw. OFFSHORE accounts?? ask DNC chair Wasserman abour HER offshore accounts - oh yea - we wont do that she is with us... also BTW King Obama's #1 money bundler - Levine was running BAIN capitol during all the outsourcing. WAKE UP - stop getting your "news" from msnbc - look for yourself and make better decisions
Curt Fell July 19, 2012 at 05:35 AM
College Records? You've got to be kidding me!!! He didn't apply for the Presidency coming out of college! Buy a clue. I've worked for 26+ years and have not been asked for my College transcripts in over 20 years. It's called experience. However, I have no problem releasing my tax records, if needed. As a matter of fact, for my profession, I had to get an FBI Clearance where I had to authorize them to access the last 5 years of my tax records from the IRS. Every other Presidential candidate has also released theirs, except for Mitt. Oh, and by the way, the 2010 tax records he released were not complete either!
Nick Perry July 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM
@youdontknowme.GET A CLUE ALREADY...IT'S CALLED TRANSPARENCY! GOOGLE IT! THOSE WEIRDO REPUBLICAN'T BIRTHERS ALL HAD TO SEE OBAMAS BIRTH CERTIFICATE.BUT OH NO, IF DEMS WANT TO SEE PAST TAX RECORDS, WHICH IS CUSTOMARY WITH ANY POLITICAL FIGURE IN THE PAST. ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!? GET OVER YOUSELF AND GET A CLUE ALREADY..He just released his 2010 tax records and they werent the whole thing..this moron romney is hiding something obviously if he isn't releasing all of them from the past , past 2010!
Nick Perry July 19, 2012 at 11:07 AM
@youdontknowme..typical republican hiding behind the internet with a bogus name here in this forum..i know i can't take you seriously!
Youdont KnowMe July 19, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Ha ha ha ha haaaaa..... just what I thought you would do. Read this below and tell me how much of that you see. have to do it in 3 -4 posts.. The linguist Noam Chomsky developed the list of "10 Strategies for Manipulation through media” 1. The strategy of distraction An essential element of social control is the strategy of distraction, which is to divert public attention from problems and important changes decided by the political and economic elites, by the technique of Flood or flooding of constant distractions and trivial information. The strategy of distraction is also essential to prevent the public interest in the essential knowledge in the area of science, economics, psychology, neurobiology and cybernetics. "Keep the public busy, busy, busy, with no time to think; back on the farm with the other animals.” (Quoted in the text Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars). 2. Create problems and offer solutions. This method is also called "Problem-reaction-solution." It creates a problem, a "situation" created to cause some reaction in the audience, so that this is the norm of the measures you would accept. For example: let unfold and intensify urban violence, or organizing bloody attacks, so that the public is the applicant's law security and policies to the detriment of freedom. Or: create an economic crisis to accept as a necessary evil retreat of social rights and dismantling of public services.
Youdont KnowMe July 19, 2012 at 03:13 PM
3. The strategy of gradualism. To make acceptable an unacceptable measure, gradually apply enough, drop by drop, for consecutive years. It is that way new radical socioeconomic conditions (neoliberalism) were imposed during the 1980’s and 1990’s: the minimal state, privatization, insecurity, flexibility, mass unemployment, wages that do not ensure decent incomes, many changes that would have given rise to a revolution if they had been applied all at once. 4. The strategy of deferring. Another way to accept an unpopular decision is to present it as "painful and necessary", gaining public acceptance at the time, for future application. It is easier to accept a future sacrifice than an immediate sacrifice. First, because the measure is not used immediately, then because the public, the masses, always have the tendency to expect naively that "everything will improve tomorrow" and that the sacrifice required may be avoided. This gives more time for public get used to the idea of change and accept it with resignation when the time comes.
Youdont KnowMe July 19, 2012 at 03:14 PM
5. Address the public as you would a little child. Most targeted advertising to the general public uses discourse, arguments, characters with especially childish intonation, often targeting frailty, as if the viewer were a creature of very young age or mentally impaired. The more you try to fool the viewer, the more childish the adopted tone. Why? "If one goes to a person as she had the age of 12 years or less, then, because of suggestion, that person tends, with some probability, to respond or react without much thought as a person 12 years old or younger would (see "Silent Weapons for quiet wars ")." 6. Appeal to the Emotional aspects rather than critical thought. Make use of Emotional response is a classic technique to cause a short circuit on rational analysis and finally the critical sense of the individual. Moreover, appealing emotions opens the door to the unconscious for implanting or grafting ideas, desires, fears and doubts, compulsions, or induce behaviors... 7. Keep the public in ignorance and mediocrity. Making sure the public is incapable of understanding the technologies and methods used to control and enslave. "The quality of education given to the lower social classes should be as poor and mediocre as possible so that the gap of ignorance between the plans lower classes and upper classes is and remains impossible to achieve for the lower classes (see 'Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars).”
Youdont KnowMe July 19, 2012 at 03:14 PM
8. Encourage the public to be complacent with mediocrity. Promote to the public to believe that being stupid, vulgar and uneducated is fashionable... 9. Reinforce self-blame. To make believe the individual that he/she is the culprit for their own misfortune, because of the failure of their intelligence, their abilities, or their efforts. So, instead of rebelling against the economic system, the individual devaluates and blames himself, which generates a depressive state, one of whose purposes is creating a lack of action, and without action, there is no revolution! 10. Understand individuals better than they understand themselves. During the past 50 years, rapid advances in science have generated a growing knowledge gap between public and those owned and used by the dominant elites. With biology, neurobiology and applied psychology, the "system" has enjoyed a sophisticated understanding of human beings, both physically and psychologically. The system has gotten better at knowing the common folk than what he knows of himself. This means that in most cases, that the system has a greater control and a great power over individuals, than the power that individuals have on themselves.
Nick Perry July 19, 2012 at 07:11 PM
hey guy/girl hiding behind the internet(youdont knowme), your copying and pasting skills are almost as amazing as my 11 yr olds! great job! you want a cookie now or something!?
Nick Perry July 19, 2012 at 07:15 PM
after years of being on the internet since my early days on freenet , it never ceases to amaze me how stupid people are in comments sections like this moron hiding behind the internet who cannot handle actual facts like the true republican he/she is..Facts are like gay people to republicans, they stay as far away to them as humanly possible...RELEASE THE TAX RECORDS MITT!! ALL OF THEM! THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE AND GUARANTEE DEFEATED COME NOV.!


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