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03/28/2008 02:48 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Speedskater Dan Jansen Joins Romney Rally

By Ginger Gibson

Gov. Mitt Romney was joined by family and friends Wednesday night at a rally in Des Moines to garner support for his bid for the Republican nomination. Romney discussed his platform if elected governor, including his stance on the war and protecting the United States. Several of Romney's children and grandchildren were present for the rally.

Romney shakes hands with supporters at his rally.

Dan Jansen, Olympic speed skating gold medalist, also spoke in support of Romney. Jansen said he met Romney while the governor was overseeing the Olympics.

Both men spoke about how they find inspiration and encouragement in the other.