Republican House Speaker John Boehner visits Naples
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NAPLES, Fla. - Another political heavy hitter pays a visit to Southwest Florida. Just days after Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Fort Myers, Republican House Speaker John Boehner rallied Republicans in Naples.
Four in Your Corner Julie Salomone's has more on what Boehner believes will be a deciding factor in this election.
Doug Bedell and his wife, Julie, joined dozens Tuesday morning. Doug's a democrat. His wife is a Republican, but the two will be voting for Romney this election.
"I'm a registered Democrat and again I'm hoping to convert. My wife is a registered Republican, but we're still standing here together," laughed Doug Bedell.
A crowd of about 70 people waited outside the Republican Headquarters in Naples for House Speaker John Boehner to arrive. His visit is part of a month long tour rallying support for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
"Exceptionally close, very, very close. If people like us don't get out and start to speak up we're looking at a disaster," said Bedell.
Speaker Boehner took the stage just after 10am on Tuesday. He says this election focuses on the economy and jobs. He told the crowd, this is the biggest election of our lifetime.
"These debates over the next couple of weeks are going to be very important for our team," said Boehner.
Fox 4 tried to ask Speaker Boehner about what he thinks Romney has to prove to voter's in Wednesday night's debate, but he did not take time for our questions.
Fox did speak to Congressional District 19 candidate Trey Radel. He says the election boils down to two things.
"Mitt Romney needs to show he can be a leader which Barack Obama unfortunately has not and B he can create jobs not government jobs where we take money out of your pocket,private sector jobs," said Radel.
Speaker Boehner attended a private fundraiser for Radel after the rally. Boehner will then head to Orlando and New York.