Ed Gillespie InterviewYouTube | November 06, 2012
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Mitt Romney’s stretch run push in states that have appeared to favor President Obama is a reflection of an expanding electoral map, senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said Sunday.
“When you look at where this map has gone, it reflects the — the change and the direction and the momentum toward Governor Romney,” Gillespie said on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “And the fact is that a state like Pennsylvania being in play, a poll out today showing Michigan a dead heat, you know, this — the map has expanded,”
Democrats have cast Romney’s push in Pennsylvania as a desperation effort. Romney is stumping in the Keystone State on Sunday, as recent polls have shown a tightening race there. Gillespie said the Romney campaign’s effort in Pennsylvania has not strained its resources in other key swing states.
“Wisconsin, Minnesota has expanded our way,” Gillespie said. “We feel very confident in terms of where we are in the — in the target states. We’ve been able to expand into Pennsylvania while fully funding and staying current with everything we need to be doing in Florida and Virginia and Ohio and all of the other target states.”
Republican political strategist and former White House counselor Ed Gillespie tells Newsmax that it would be a mistake to discount a Florida surprise in Tuesday’s primary battle and that the race is still too fluid to call.
“The polls are fluid and I don’t discount anyone’s chance to come out on top until voter’s vote,” Gillespie said in an exclusive interview with Newsmax on Monday. “You know that’s one of the things I think that people need to respect the process and respect the voters. And there have been surprises all along the way, and we’ll just see what happens in Florida, but I wouldn’t right now say anybody’s out of the question.”