Pawlenty Helps Open GOP Victory Center in Jackson

Republican's in Jackson Wednesday had a few reasons to celebrate. Not only did they open what they are calling their "victory" headquarters, but former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty was present for the inauguration.

"As republicans and conservatives and common sense people all across this country we need to look back at him and say, Mr. President, you're out of time and and we're out of money," said Pawlenty as the crowd gathered at the grand opening burst into applause.

The former Minnesota Governor said he doesn't know who Romney's running mate will be but he does know the qualities the person must have.

"[Romney]'s got a strong vision for the future of America, and I'm sure his running mate will reflect those same kind of qualities," said Pawlenty. "There's no question that President Obama inherited a challenging situation when he became president, but there's also no question that he's made it worse and has hampered the recovery."

There are 90 days till the November election, and in that time, the call center hopes to make about 60,000 phone calls. Right now there are 22 volunteers at the center. Sue Markowski of Jackson is one of them.

"The government is in a horrible shape," said Markowski. "I just have to do everything I can do to make a difference."

While republicans celebrated the call center, some democrats weren't too concerned.

"I think Mr. Romney is protecting the rich," said Ellen Burns of Dimondale. "I don't think he's met a poor person in his life. He doesn't understand what it's like to go out and look for a job."

Whether democrats are concerned or not, the calls are already in progress.

Tomorrow Governor Romney's son, Josh, will be at the Jackson County Fair Grounds at the republican party's booth between 4-5p.m. for the party's unity day.


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