“I am proud to have the support of Governor Dave Heineman. In his seven years as Governor of Nebraska, he has fought for lower taxes, strong incentives for business, and high academic standards for Nebraska’s children,” Mitt Romney said. “Governor Heineman shares my principles of promoting job creation and getting our exploding deficits under control.”
Announcing his support, Governor Heineman said, “Mitt Romney has a proven record of balancing budgets, keeping taxes low, and creating an environment for job growth. As a governor, I understand the challenges this country faces and Mitt Romney has the experience to meet those challenges.”
Governor Heineman is no longer just supporting Mitt Romney but is now officially endorsing him:
Heineman, the incoming chairman of the National Governors Association, said he has known Romney since 2005 and considers him a friend. But Romney wasn’t his only friend circling the presidential race.
“I thought Haley Barbour and Mitch Daniels, maybe both, were gonna get in the presidential race,” he said. ”They’re really good friends and had they, I probably would have set this one out. When they didn’t get in, I’m gonna continue to support Gov. Romney.”
“I believe he was a good governor, a good Republican governor in a very Democrat state, which is very different than being a Republican governor in a Republican state or a Democrat governor in a Democrat state,” Heineman said.
Other Republican governors will likely “continue to watch the process before deciding,” said Heineman, adding: “Every governor’s got to make their own individual decision.”
Heineman, who was recently selected to be the Chairman of the National Governors Association, will preside over the meeting of state executives in Salt Lake City, has stated that it is very unlikely that his state will vote for Obama again in the 2012 election.
With Governor Heineman’s endorsement, lets hope Nebraska will be among the many states that will be proud to elect Mitt Romney as our next President in 2012!