SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney considered adding an Election Day campaign stop in Ohio as he spent Monday courting voters in four swing states.
"Look, we have one job left, and that's to make sure that on Election Day, we make certain that everybody that's qualified to vote gets out to vote," Romney told the thousands gathered in an airplane hangar at Orlando Sanford International Airport, the first of five rallies on Monday. "We need every single vote in Florida."
In the Florida crowd, supporters waved signs that said "Vote for love of country," a response to President Barack Obama's instruction to supporters that voting is the "best revenge." A second stop in Lynchburg, Va., featured an enormous "Get Out and Vote" banner.
The Florida rally was supposed to have been the beginning of his last and longest day of campaigning, a sprint through Florida, Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire, from morning and ending with a late-night rally in Manchester that's been billed as his last hurrah. But Republican campaign officials said Romney was considering a last-minute, surprise stop Tuesday in Ohio, the critical battleground where Romney has been stubbornly stuck behind Democratic President Barack Obama in polls.
The move could echo Obama, who campaigned in Indiana on Election Day in 2008. He ultimately won the state, which typically backed Republicans for president.