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Georgians For Mitt
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign
holds a lunchtime campaign event
serve as many as 30,000 customers on days
Two miles of hot dogs, a ton of onions, 2500 pounds of potatoes, 5000 fried pies and 300 gallons of chili are made from scratch daily.
1. Study the menu, and memorize your order before you get to the counter.
2. Have your cash ready.
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— Robert Stacy McCain, assistant national editor, The Washington Times
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jim Galloway
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AJC’s Galloway reports
On the issue of health insurance, he condemned Democrats for wanting to increase government involvement, but his comment also appeared directed at the current administration: “I don’t want the guys who managed the [Hurricane] Katrina clean-up running my health care system.”\
Romney also kept up his running war with Giuliani on immigration, though he didn’t mention his Republican rival by name.\
For the last week, Romney has pointed to a New York City policy adopted by Mayor Ed Koch in 1989 but extended by Giuliani during his terms as mayor, in which city workers did not provide information about illegal immigrants they came in contact with federal authorities.\
“Let’s end this sanctuary city thing,” Romney told the crowd. The Giuliani campaign has pointed out that three Massachusetts cities have similar policies — and that Romney has expressed no objections about them.
Georgia all-politics blog Peach Pundit
I walked in the door (farthest from the counters/closest to the lot) and that’s just about as far as I got. The large room off of the main corridor was jam packed, whatever maximum capacity was, multiply it by 2. …\
Total in attendance, I’d say right at or over 500. I have never, never seen the Varsity so full. I’ve been during the Olympics and during the Braves 1995 [National League playoffs]. It was surprising.