UPDATE: Mitt Romney Lands in Moon Township in Final Hours of Election Day

The Republican presidential candidate makes a final campaign stop in Moon before heading back to Boston to await results.

In one of his final appearances of the presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney landed this afternoon in Moon Township, exiting a plane at the Atlantic Aviation hangar before leaving in a motorcade. 

The stop was brief—Romney did not speak before stepping into an SUV motorcade of five vehicles. After walking out of his plane, he waved to a crowd of cheering supporters packed outside of the runway gate. 

Romney campaign spokesman Bradley White said the GOP candidate would be traveling in the region this afternoon, but he said the schedule was kept private. 

Romney's stay in the Pittsburgh area lasted just more than an hour—his plane left Pittsburgh International Airport just after 4 p.m. Romney stopped briefly at a Green Tree campaign office after touching down in Pittsburgh, according to reports. 

He is expected to be in Boston after polls across the country close this evening. 

The former Massachusetts governor cast his ballot in Belmont, MA this morning. He spent the final hours of the campaign making a series of last-minute appearances, including one earlier today in Cleveland to reach out to Ohio's swing voters. 

Onlookers gathered atop a parking garage on Horizon Drive to watch Romney's brief appearance. The event was not open to the public.

His running mate Paul Ryan also appeared in Moon in October, addressing a crowd inside the Atlantic Aviation hangar during a 15-minute speech. Romney campaign spokesman Billy Pitman said the Ryan rally marked a renewed effort to reach out to blue collar Democrats in the state.

Pennsylvania polls close today at 8 p.m.

Carla Ann Marratto November 08, 2012 at 02:59 PM
It makes me sad to see and hear all the back and forth with all the name calling and insultimg. This is the United States of America, where we all have the right to have our own thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. No one way is right or wrong, it up to the individual and the situation. Yes Obama won and Romney list. What's really matters is that we the people work together. If you have concerns contact your local, regional, and national representativea but do so in a well spoken,compassionate way that offers ideas for progression and compromise. Name calling and insulting willingly hurt all parties involved and will make others think twice about working with you towards the goal because you appear/ are close minded. Remember "Treat others the way you want to be treated." I hope that everyone has a great day and that we can all be a part of the a solution and not the problem.
Carla Ann Marratto November 08, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Please forgive a couple of the word mistakes, my phone has a mind of its own. Then I did not catch them before I hit submit. Just goes to show that no human nor machine are perfect! :-)
NE12Ukid November 08, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Mo I've said it before, Romney is going to win by a landslide. This will happen. And you can say it again if you wish, but it did not happen. Hope you have a good day anyway. Congrats to PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA on the win!
tes November 08, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Hey Mo: You were wrooooooooooooooooooooong. Can you say "NO MO"
Re Re November 08, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Man CC, your are completely in denial. Im a Republican that had no choice but to vote for Obama. Romney told so many lies I couldn't keep up anymore. How do you go to Ohio & tell Ohioans that their jobs are going to ? At least tell that lie in Florida where they may not fact check you or simply just know the truth. Those people knew they wasn't losing their jobs. He just did stupid stuff. How do you get caught on tape saying stuff about 47% of Americans? People not stupid you meant black people.


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