Updated: GOP Candidate Mitt Romney to Visit Arbutus
The Republican presidential contender is expected to visit on Wednesday. Details have emerged.
4:21 p.m. Update: Officials from Dewey Lowman Post 109 confirm that Mitt Romney will be holding his town hall at their venue Wednesday afternoon.
3:20 p.m. Update: Maryland for Romney removed the announcement of Wednesday's visit of Mitt Romney from its Facebook page.
Arbutus has been buzzing ever since it was reported that Mitt Romney is going to hold a town hall on Wednesday to talk about "families feeling the Obama squeeze."
The Maryland for Romney page on Facebook announced that Arbutus native, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, will host Romney's visit to Arbutus Town Hall from 3:30-4:30 p.m., and even provided a helpful link to Mapquest.
Trouble is, it may or may not be true.
"I don't know anything about this," said Carl Boyer, president of Arbutus Community Association, which owns Arbutus Town Hall. "This is the first I've heard of this."
"I'm trying to get up to speed on this myself," said Stephen Kolbe, chairman of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee. "It would be awfully strange to announce a town hall without having organized something in advance with that venue."
Romney's visit was detailed in a March 17 email from Chris Cavey, a member of the Maryland for Romney steering committee -- information that is identical to the announcement on Facebook.
On Monday morning, Cavey was not so certain about the details of Romney's visit.
"I cannot at this point clarify the location or anything," Cavey said. "We're in the process of working out the details. We will hopefuly have a lot more details in the next couple of hours."
County police sources confirm that Romney is scheduled to be in Arbutus on Wednesday afternoon-but not at Arbutus Town Hall.
"I heard it was Arbutus Town and Country, but the only Town and Country I know is in Lansdowne," said one police official, referring to Town and Country Ballroom conference and banquet facility on Hammonds Ferry Road.
Editor's Note: According to Chris Cavey, more than 400 people attended a rally at the Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109 for presidential candidate John McCain in 2008.