By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Republican Presidential challenger Mitt Romney’s surrogates campaigned in Philadelphia on Thursday as part of what they call his “Women for Mitt Coalition.”

Former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, who served during Governor Romney’s watch, opened a campaign office near 4th and South Streets, contending Republicans are making inroads in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

“In 2010, you guys did an incredible job, electing a republican governor, a senator, and five new congressmen,” Healey says.

She also makes a prediction on whether Pennsylvania is indeed ‘in play’ in this presidential cycle, since the last Republican to see dividends here was George H.W. Bush.

“This race feels like 1988, when a republican is going to carry Pennsylvania,” she says.

Healey says Romney understands that women will play a critical role in determining the outcome. She says he has a track record in supporting women, since they comprised half of his cabinet, including a female Chief of Staff, who is now charged with helping Romney select his Vice Presidential running mate.

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