We have four endorsement treats to share today…
Elected officials from Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin are backing Mitt Romney…
Boston, MA – Mitt Romney has announced the support of Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Congressman Rogers will serve as Special Adviser for National Security Policy.
“Congressman Rogers’ work as a leader on national security issues has been important to the safety of our country,” said Mitt Romney. “Standing up to terrorists around the world, stopping Iran’s nuclear program, and maintaining our relationships with our allies will require the leadership that Congressman Rogers has displayed. I look forward to working with him both in this campaign and in Washington so that we can bring jobs back to our home state and keep our country secure.”
“Mitt Romney has displayed the conservative leadership throughout this campaign and his life that will be needed to fix our economy and maintain America’s standing as the most powerful country in the world,” said Congressman Rogers. “I am confident that Michigan will be on Mitt Romney’s mind every day he is President and he will work hard to get Michigan back on track. Mitt Romney’s plan to restore our country’s fiscal health is important not just for economic growth, but is also vital for our nation’s national security interests. An America that faces economic and budget problems will not be able to project power across the world or contain countries and groups who wish to harm us and our allies.”
Background on Congressman Rogers:
Congressman Rogers Represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. Congressman Rogers is the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Rogers has been a leader on issues vital to national security such as fighting the spread of terrorism, containing the Iranian nuclear threat, and protecting Americans from bio-terror attacks. Prior to his election to Congress, Rogers was a member of the Michigan Senate, U.S. Army and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rogers is co-founder of a small home building company.
Boston, MA – Mitt Romney has announced the endorsement of Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns.
“Senator Johanns has been a tireless servant for Nebraska and our country,” said Mitt Romney. “In my campaign, I am fighting to grow our economy, lower spending, and reform how Washington works. Senator Johanns has been on the frontline of these fights both in Nebraska and in the Senate. With his help, we can put our country on a prosperous path once again.”
Announcing his support, Senator Johanns said, “The only way we are going to reverse the failures of the last three years is if we have a president who understands the economy. Mitt Romney applied the principles he learned in the private sector to the challenges he faced leading the Olympics and as Governor. These same conservative principles can be used to fix our broken government.”
Background on Senator Johanns:
Senator Johanns Was Elected In 2008. In the Senate, he serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Environment and Public Works, Veterans’ Affairs and Indian Affairs Committees. Prior to his election, he was the Secretary of Agriculture under President George W. Bush. From 1999 to 2005, Johanns was the Governor of Nebraska.
Boston, MA – Mitt Romney announces the endorsement of New Hampshire State Senator John Gallus (R-Berlin). He joins Senate President Peter Bragdon (R-Milford), Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) and Senators Chuck Morse (R-Salem), David Boutin (R-Hooksett), Gary Lambert (R-Nashua), Tom DeBlois (R-Manchester), Jim Rausch (R-Derry), Jack Barnes (R-Raymond) and Russell Prescott (R-Exeter) in endorsing Mitt Romney. Senator Gallus will introduce Governor Romney today at his event in Bethlehem.
“John Gallus has been a leader in the fight to protect the New Hampshire Advantage and has served as a strong voice in Concord for the North Country,” said Mitt Romney. “John understands that in order to return fiscal sanity to Washington, our government needs to cut spending and live within its means. I am proud to have earned his support and look forward to campaigning with him across the North Country.”
“In 2012 Republicans need to nominate a candidate who can defeat President Obama and reverse the damage caused by his disastrous fiscal policies. Over the past several months, Governor Romney has clearly demonstrated that he is the most qualified candidate and the strongest Republican to take on the President,” said Senator Gallus. “As a successful businessman and a fiscally conservative governor, Mitt knows how to balance a budget and fix our broken economy. I am proud to support Mitt’s campaign and will work to ensure that he has the support needed to win the primary.”
Background on State Senator Gallus:
Sen. John Gallus was first elected to the New Hampshire Senate in November 2002. He is currently in his fifth term representing District 1. Previously, he served for three terms as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Gallus is a real estate broker in Berlin, New Hampshire. He is a member and past president of the North Country Board of Realtors and a former Vice Chairman of the Berlin Zoning Board.
Boston, MA – Mitt Romney announces State Senator Alberta Darling as Co-Chair of his Wisconsin campaign.
“It’s great to have the support of a distinguished leader like Alberta,” said Mitt Romney. “She has been a consistent fighter to cut spending, lower taxes, and empower job creators and small businesses. With Alberta’s help, I look forward to spreading my message of a ‘Simpler, Smaller, and Smarter’ federal government.”
“It’s a pleasure to stand with Alberta in support of Governor Romney,” said former State Senator Ted Kanavas, a Wisconsin Co-Chair. “It is clear that Wisconsin voters are looking for a conservative candidate who can beat President Obama and reverse his failed policies. Alberta and I will work tirelessly with Governor Romney to ensure that his conservative message is spread throughout the state.”
“President Obama’s policies have decimated the middle class,” said State Senator Alberta Darling. “Unemployment is on the rise; small businesses are being burdened by high taxes and overregulation; all while our children’s’ future is being mortgaged to China to pay for our staggering debt. We need a president who has signed both sides of a paycheck; one who knows how to create jobs and reduce the size of government. Mitt Romney is a conservative businessman who has a detailed plan to create jobs, grow the economy, and restore our country’s fiscal health. I am proud to support him and urge all those who want to turn this economy around to join me.”
Background On State Senator Alberta Darling:
Senator Darling Has Served In The Wisconsin State Senate Since 1992. She is the Co-Chair of the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. She previously served in the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin – thanks for the sugarplums!
► Jayde Wyatt