Ann Romney has emerged as a star of her husband’s presidential campaign, and while she works at earning her spot in the mind and hearts of the voters, she’s also going for those hungry stomachs.
The campaign recently announced that with a donation of $5, contributors could win a bite with Ann.
Ann Romney supporters have rallied around her in recent weeks, especially following the media firestorm over Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's assertion that Ann had "never worked a day in her life." Mitt Romney’s website says that Ann is “so grateful and humbled by the outpouring of love and support. And while she can’t personally thank each of you, one lucky supporter is invited to sit down with Ann for a bite to eat.” Ann Romney commented about the competition on her Pinterest page, saying, “Really looking forward to this!”
Food is a big part of Ann Romney’s life, both on the campaign trail and at home. Not only is she famous for feeding the campaign trail crew her Welsh cakes, but her Pinterest page is also full of family recipes and food she loves, like her daughter-in-law’s butternut squash soup and gluten-free dessert pizza. Ann is also a fan of patriotic-themed food, so here’s hoping the red, white and blue Chex Mix will be at the winner's table.
The Romney campaign threw a "Grab a Bite with Mitt" contest in March, which offered a sit-down for a cheeseburger at Mitt's favorite joint in California.
Obama supporters won’t be left hungry. George Clooney will be hosting a fundraiser at his house for Barack Obama and a lucky winner will get to attend the dinner, which will serve 150 people at $40,000 a plate. An email promoting the contest read, “If you donate $3 or whatever you can today, you’ll be automatically entered to be there, too...it's just not a chance most people get — well, ever."
Clooney spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the dinner, saying, “I’m proud to do whatever I can to support the president…as long as no one asks me to sing.”
TODAY.com contributor Jillian Eugenios hopes the fancy meal at George Clooney's also includes patriotic-themed food.