Ann Romney Visits Ocala
The presidential campaign made its way to North Central Florida Wednesday with Ann Romney paying a visit to the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association just outside the City of Ocala.
The facility is a place where horses help people with disabilities.
TV20 was the only local station to talk to her one on one about her visit.
"Anyone that has an opportunity to develop more, you know, inner strength and to just give them hope, horses are able to do that," Romney said.
Ann Romney suffers from multiple sclerosis, a painful condition which affects the spine and brain.
She told the crowd it was the horses that at times got her out of bed.
MTRA's director Kate Robbins wrote a letter to Romney about the center and was told Saturday that Romney would come.
"We've done media events here before," Robbins said. "Obviously nothing like this."
Romney was all over Florida Wednesday- in Miami speaking to a group of republican women, then to Marion County to talk about horse therapy before heading off to Pensacola to talk about breast cancer.
But in recent Gallup and CNN polls, President Obama has the support of 57% of women, while Mitt Romney holds 38%.
When asked if her visit to Ocala was political, she replied, "For me it was, all about the horses, and the therapy."
She was then whisked away by security, headed to the next stop.
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