Before an auditorium of 900 people at Elizabethtown College on Monday, Ann Romney rallied support for her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, by shining a spotlight on the economy.
"My message is for women. Do you want a brighter economic future, if you do, vote for Mitt!" Ann Romney told the crowd.
It was a message that resonated with many women in the audience.
"I think it's important that we have Mitt Romney so that they aren't paying our bills when they're adults," said Mindy Phillips, a registered independent, who brought her two children to the rally.
"Women are impacted by the bad economy right now," said Linsy Heiner, a Romney supporter from Hershey, PA. "More women have been unemployed than men over the last four years. So I think that Mitt and his positions are really important to us."
Despite the emphasis on the "Women for Mitt" message at the event, plenty of men showed up to see what the candidate's wife had to say.
"She was amazing. Just down to earth and just spoke from the heart," said Evan Reichley of Linglestown, PA.
A small group of Obama supporters gathered outside the event. Some tried to get into the Romney rally, but said they were turned away.
"I thought it was really cool that somebody this big was coming on campus to speak and so I actually really was excited to hear her, even though I am voting for Obama," said Wayne Gross, a sophomore at Elizabethtown College.
With just about three weeks until the election, Mrs. Romney finished her speech by encouraging supporters to go out and campaign for her husband.
After the rally, she headed to the Harrisburg Hilton for a Romney campaign fundraiser.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun