By Tom Precious
Boston – With votes still being counted in the battle states of Virginia and Ohio, the Romney campaign in the past half hour turned to live video feeds from key Republicans in those two states to pump up the mood of partisan troops in the GOP candidate’s Boston election night ballroom.
“We remain very optimistic about our chances to win here in Virginia,’’ Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told Mitt Romney backers in a message beamed to the Boston ballroom shortly after 9pm. “We are really excited about the momentum we have going in this campaign,’’ he said.
McDonnell said long lines at polling places, which were to close at 7pm, could keep voting going in his state until 10pm.
Shortly after, Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said he is “encouraged a lot’’ by votes being counted this evening in Ohio. “So we’ll see what happens later here tonight,’’ he told the Boston crowd in the live message streamed into the ballroom.