UPDATE: Mitt Romney Lands in Moon Township in Final Hours of Election Day
The Republican presidential candidate makes a final campaign stop in Moon before heading back to Boston to await results.
In one of his final appearances of the presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney landed this afternoon in Moon Township, exiting a plane at the Atlantic Aviation hangar before leaving in a motorcade.
The stop was brief—Romney did not speak before stepping into an SUV motorcade of five vehicles. After walking out of his plane, he waved to a crowd of cheering supporters packed outside of the runway gate.
Romney campaign spokesman Bradley White said the GOP candidate would be traveling in the region this afternoon, but he said the schedule was kept private.
Romney's stay in the Pittsburgh area lasted just more than an hour—his plane left Pittsburgh International Airport just after 4 p.m. Romney stopped briefly at a Green Tree campaign office after touching down in Pittsburgh, according to reports.
He is expected to be in Boston after polls across the country close this evening.
The former Massachusetts governor cast his ballot in Belmont, MA this morning. He spent the final hours of the campaign making a series of last-minute appearances, including one earlier today in Cleveland to reach out to Ohio's swing voters.
Onlookers gathered atop a parking garage on Horizon Drive to watch Romney's brief appearance. The event was not open to the public.
His running mate Paul Ryan also appeared in Moon in October, addressing a crowd inside the Atlantic Aviation hangar during a 15-minute speech. Romney campaign spokesman Billy Pitman said the Ryan rally marked a renewed effort to reach out to blue collar Democrats in the state.
Pennsylvania polls close today at 8 p.m.