As the election draws closer, members of Summit County's GOP held a fundraiser Tuesday to discuss some of the strong points and shortcomings of the Romney campaign among other items.
One of the topics discussed at the Summit County Republican Finance Dinner was the viral video of Governor Mitt Romney speaking during a private fundraiser earlier in the year.
Matt Moravec says the video won't hurt him at the polls.
"Everybody makes comments like that and I don't think that will affect him at all."
In the video Governor Romney said 47 percent of Americans think the government has the responsibility to care for them.
University of Akron professor Dr. Ramona Ortega says she's not disappointed with the Romney campaign thus far, but .would like to see him reach young people leading up to the election.
"What I would like to see him do in my personal opinion is to talk to young people especially on college campuses and tell them that Romney/Ryan stands for jobs, better jobs," Ortega said.
Roy Lewis says he needs to be more agressive in discussing some of the country's issues with the American people to swing the vote his way.
"I think he needs to let the American people know exactly what he plans on doing in terms of fixing the economy and improving health care."
The keynote speaker for the dinner was U.S. Senator John Thune of South Dakota, whose stance against Obamacare and reducing the national debt resonates with GOP members in Summit County.
The funds raised during Tuesday night's dinner went towards supporting local campaigns and regain a Republican majority in the Senate among other efforts before November 6.