Iowa: Romney Christmas Celebration Draws 1500, Setting Campaign Attendance Record

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jay Wagner Iowa Independent

An upbeat Mitt Romney celebrated Christmas with 1,500 supporters on Wednesday night, avoiding the criticism he's leveled at other top-tier candidates in the past few weeks and instead reminding his base that every vote will count in the Republican Caucus on Jan. 3.

The gathering was the largest the campaign has seen since Romney announced his candidacy earlier this year, particularly impressive because it was held on a day when scores of Iowans were busy finishing up their holiday shopping and at a time when many people were just getting off work.