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Mitt Romney's campaign stops in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Republican Presidential contender Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in Louisville Thursday evening.

The private event at the Anchorage home of Papa John's founder John Schnatter is said to have cost attendees anywhere from $1,000 to $25,000.

Those who didn't get in still showed their support.

"It's once in a lifetime that our future President drives down our street," said Anchorage resident Ann MacDonald Ross.

She was part of a group of neighbors who watched his motorcade go down their street.

"I hope he sees the support that we have to offer. I didn't want to miss this opportunity," MacDonald Ross said.

"It was such a historical time for us that he's in our tiny town of Anchorage," resident Jane Benner said.

They weren't alone. College Republican groups united to show their support.

"It's really cool to have that so close to you; it really brings it home," said Bellarmine student Wesley Scott.

The group of students held signs as drivers sounded off their opinions.

"Lots of waves, cheers, honks, and thumbs up. Granted, at the same time, some unpleasant language if you will. Not everybody likes him," Scott chuckled.

From the sound of it, that includes Democrat Congressman John Yarmuth.

"I hope when he's in Louisville he'll go out and visit Ford and the Appliance Park and see exactly what the policies of the Obama administration have done to revitalize manufacturing and add thousands of jobs in our community," Yarmuth said.

Romney's visit was closed to the public and the media.

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