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Republican Headquarters opens in Harrison County

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Republicans arrived at the headquarters Thursday to pick up Romney and Ryan signs. Republicans arrived at the headquarters Thursday to pick up Romney and Ryan signs.
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Thursday marked a significant day for those voting on the Republican ballot for the upcoming presidential election. The Harrison County Republican Headquarters opened it's doors.

A room covered in red, white and blue welcomed the crowd whose political views coincide.

Patricia Ramirez said, "Mitt Romney, definitely."

Another person said, "Oh, I'm voting for Mitt Romney."

From Romney-Ryan yard signs to literature, several items promoting the two were up for grabs to Republicans wanting to show their support.

Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Republican Party in Harrison County Al Hopkins said, "This is the most important election I think we have ever had in this country."

Hopkins said he hopes now that the headquarters is open American voters can be apart of this years presidential election.

Hopkins said, "The purpose of this office is for people to come, visit and sign up to do things. It's important for people to be doing things in this campaign."

Ramirez added, "I'm probably going to sign up for volunteer work. On the weekends I can do phone support or whatever else they want me to do, I'm open."

Patricia Ramirez was excited to be one of the first people inside the headquarters, she said this is a critical election and it's time to not only volunteer her time, but represent what she wants America to stand for.

Ramirez said, "When asked if the last four years have done anything, man my last four years have really been downhill. This country can't afford another six trillion dollars in debt."

The headquarters will keep its doors open Monday through Friday until November 6.

The office is located on Courthouse Road just north of Perry Street. The coast does have a Democratic committee, the main headquarters is located in Jackson.

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