Entries in Ann Romney (2)


Meaning Behind First Lady, Ann Romney Matching Dresses

Bruce Bennett/Michael Reynolds/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michelle Obama and Ann Romney may not agree on who should be our next president but their wardrobes were in perfect harmony Tuesday night at the second presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y.  Both women showed up at Hofstra University sporting hot pink dresses on their husbands’ big night.

Ann Romney wore a short-sleeved sheath dress by Oscar de la Renta along with a statement-making jade-colored necklace. Sarah Haley, spokeswomen for Mrs. Romney, said she “has been very involved with breast cancer awareness this month by visiting hospitals and meeting with patients and survivors. She’s worn lots of pink as a result!”

Andrea Rader, managing director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, told ABC News that they noticed that the first lady and Ann Romney wore pink Tuesday night. “When women like the first lady and Mrs. Romney support breast cancer awareness, they help us to remind women of the importance of breast health and the mission to end breast cancer through treatments and community health programs. ”

According to the Obama campaign, the first lady also wore pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Michelle Obama was dressed in a hot pink dress with a matching collared jacket by Michael Kors. Though this pink popped on the first lady during the debate, this is not the first time that she has sported the feminine shade. She was recently seen wearing a beautiful pink Tracy Reese Dress during her Democratic National Convention speech in September.

On Oct. 3, the White House turned on pink lights and reportedly President Obama has been spotted wearing the supportive pink bracelet symbolizing support for breast cancer awareness.

The president also issued a proclamation on Oct. 1 declaring the month National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Ann Romney's Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing

ABC News(DENVER) -- Ann Romney’s plane made an emergency landing Friday in Colorado after smoke filled the cabin because of an apparent electrical fire.

Romney, wife of the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, was not harmed in the incident, spokeswoman Sarah Haley said.

Haley tweeted following the incident, “Don’t need any caffeine to wake me up now! #adventure.”

“A HUGE thank you to the crew and first responders for keeping us safe today!” she wrote.

The flight was heading from Omaha, Neb., where Mrs. Romney had attended fundraisers Friday afternoon, to Santa Monica, Calif.

In a recorded conversation between the plane and Denver International Airport’s flight tower, a man’s voice could be heard saying, “We have an electrical issue here and we’re going to declare an emergency.”

“We’ll probably need assistance here,” he said. “We got smoke in the cabin.”

Haley said the plane, a Canadair Challenger 600 regional jet, was surrounded by fire trucks when it landed at the Denver International Airport.

No media travels with Ann Romney on her flights, but she was accompanied by four staffers, including Haley, two U.S. Secret Service agents, and three crew members.

Romney and the other passengers were instructed to put their seat belts on during the emergency landing.

The FAA said in a statement said that a Canadair regional jet charter flight operated by World Wide Jet diverted to Denver Friday at about 2:40 p.m. MDT after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.

The aircraft landed safely on the runway and passengers exited the aircraft via stairs on a taxiway, according to the FAA.

The flight was at 40,000 feet when it turned around to make the emergency landing, according to Flight Aware.

Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul tweeted a photo from the scene, showing firefighters storming onto the plane after it landed.

Saul said that Mitt Romney spoke with his wife as soon as she was safely on the ground in Denver.

The Denver Fire Department, the Denver Police Department and Airport Operations responded to the call.

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