NAPLES, Fla. - The Romney Campaign is open for business in Collier County. As part of Super Saturday, where 30 local offices in Florida spent the day reaching out to voters, the Republican Headquarters in Naples was transformed into the Romney Campaign office.
Collier County has long been Romney Country. The Presumptive Republican Nominee carried Collier with 57% of the vote in this years primary. He also won it four years ago. But Naples Mayor John Sorey, the Honorary Collier County Campaign Chairman, says the former Massachusetts Governor will need a higher percentage that that if the republicans hope to carry the state.
"We're looking to get 70 percent, we want to get the republicans and the independents," said Sorey, who cut the ribbon outside the office on US 41 in Naples.
"It's critical that we get an overwhelming victory here if we're going to carry the state of Florida."
The Obama Campaign has had its Collier County office up and running for the last three months. Republicans say the delay is due to the contested primary. Sorey says the late start shouldn't make an impact.
"If we don't deliver Florida we'll lose the election, that's how critical it is."
The Romney Campaign has more than 30 local offices in Florida with another 20 planned to open before the election.