Unflagging in his quest to change the direction America is going by helping to elect conservatives this fall, diligent Mitt Romney recently endorsed another spate of candidates. His enthusiasm and energy were felt in Mansfield, Ohio yesterday:
WMFD – Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Republican John Kasich and his running mate State Auditor Mary Taylor stopped by the WMFD TV studios Friday during their campaign stop in Mansfield.
They arrived with the support of a very special guest former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
Kasich says during his campaign they are focusing on the biggest issue the state is facing which is the loss of 400,000 jobs.
To see video of Romney, Kasich, and Taylor click here.
Mitt Romney enjoying time with John Kasich and running mate Mary Taylor pre-TV interview Mansfield, Ohio June 25, 2010
UPDATE: A luncheon fundraiser with Romney and Kasich was also part of the day’s activities. Read more here.
Romney and Kasich in Mansfield
While writing this, I noticed Governor Romney had tweeted the following a few hours earlier: “Excited to be with Ohio’s next Senator @robportman tonight. His campaign needs your support.” Obviously, Mitt’s schedule in Ohio yesterday was full. No grass grows under his feet! (Check back for information.)
Besides endorsing Nikki Haley for governor in S. Carolina, Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC has announced three more SC endorsements:
Senator Jim DeMint: Senator Jim DeMint currently serves the people of South Carolina in the U.S. Senate and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.jimdemint.com.
State Senator Mick Mulvaney: A current member of the South Carolina State Senate, businessman, and attorney, Mick Mulvaney is running to represent South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.mulvaneyforcongress.com.
State Representative Tim Scott: A current member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Tim Scott is running to represent South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.votetimscott.com.
The PAC also announced that it is sending Scott’s Congressional campaign a $2,500 contribution, and that it has already contributed $5,000 to DeMint’s U.S. Senate campaign and $2,500 to Mulvaney’s Congressional campaign.
“Instead of working to strengthen our economy, President Obama and the liberals in Congress are more interested in growing government. Whether it’s a costly stimulus bill, auto company bailouts, cap-and-trade, job-killing card check legislation, or a health care law that imposes higher taxes, cuts Medicare, and contains insurance price controls, they have come down on the side of big government over and over again. That is why it is critical that we elect leaders like DeMint, Mulvaney, and Scott who will focus on getting our economy back on track,” said Romney.
After Mike Lee’s win as the Republican nominee for Utah’s U.S. Senate seat last Tuesday, Romney issued this endorsement:
“Last night, the people of Utah voted and chose Mike Lee as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. He will be a strong voice for Utah – and the nation – in the fight against the Washington culture of higher taxes, higher spending, and higher debt, and I am proud to stand with him today. Mike Lee is part of a strong group of Utah candidates including Governor Gary Herbert, Congressman Rob Bishop, Congressman Jason Chaffetz, and Morgan Philpot who will fight every day to put people back to work and get our economy back on track.”
Additional Utah candidates will receive a total of $12,500 from Romney’s PAC to help with their campaigns:
Governor Gary Herbert: Gary Herbert currently serves as the Governor of Utah and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.garyherbert.com.
Mike Lee: Mike Lee, an attorney who previously served as General Counsel to Governor Huntsman, a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Alito, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney, is now running for U.S. Senate in Utah. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.mikelee2010.com.
Congressman Rob Bishop: Rob Bishop currently represents Utah’s 1st Congressional District and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.votebishop.com.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz: Jason Chaffetz currently represents Utah’s 3rd Congressional District and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.jasonforcongress.com.
Morgan Philpot: Morgan Philpot, previously served the people of Utah as a State Representative and is now running to represent Utah’s 2nd Congressional District. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.philpotforcongress.com.
The PAC is sending the following contributions to each of the federal candidates: $5,000 to Lee’s U.S. Senate campaign, and $2,500 each to the Congressional campaigns of Bishop, Chaffetz, and Philpot.
Romney doubles Branstad backing:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has given a fresh contribution of $10,000 to former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s campaign, doubling Romney’s previous donation to Branstad’s effort to reclaim his old office.
Branstad won the GOP nomination for governor on June 8 and enters the general election against incumbent Democratic Gov. Chet Culver as a favorite in the polls. If Branstad is victorious in November, he would be the highest ranking official in the state when it holds its first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses in 2012.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin also endorsed Branstad and Haley, though in both cases her support came after Romney had announced his. Another former 2008 presidential candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, backed losing candidates in both primaries, supporting conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats in Iowa and Lt. Gov. André Bauer in South Carolina.
Romney is endorsing MA state Rep. Karyn Polito’s bid for state treasurer.
Romney has endorsed Carly Fiorina (former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company) who is running for U.S. Senate in California. To support Fiorina, click here.
(h/t to Frank)
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