Loads of news recently from the Free and Strong America PAC: As part of a series of state rollouts of 2010 endorsements, “which are aimed at electing conservative candidates who will work to lower taxes and spending, restore commonsense principles to healthcare and get our economy moving again”, Mitt Romney has thrown his support behind Christine O’Donnell, a Teaparty favorite who is seeking a Senate seat in Delaware.
More info on that endorsement:
O'Donnell Gets Nod from Romney
(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s rallying around Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell.
The past and possible future Republican White House hopeful Wednesday endorsed O’Donnell, a conservative commentator who upset moderate Republican Rep. Mike Castle in Tuesday’s primary.
Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC endorsed O’Donnell and is sending her a campaign maximum $5,000 contribution.
“Now is the time for Republicans to rally behind their nominee, Christine O’Donnell. She ran an impressive campaign. I believe it is important we support her so we can win back the U.S. Senate this fall,” said Romney in a statement.
Romney’s political action committee has endorsed or donated money to fellow Republicans running for office this year in around 40 states, and the PAC has contributed over $650,000 to candidates and party committees this cycle.
The 2008 White House hopeful is also on a 25-state, ten-week tour on behalf of fellow Republicans running in this November’s midterm elections.
If nothing else, the endorsements, contributions, and traveling 25 states to campaign with GOP candidates are making Romney very visible in the months leading up to the unofficial kickoff of the next presidential run.
Mitt Romney Spreads PAC Support Across the Midwest
Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC announced the endorsement of the following eight Nebraska candidates:
Governor Dave Heineman: Dave Heineman serves as the Governor of Nebraska and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.governordave.com.
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry: Jeff Fortenberry represents the 1st Congressional District of Nebraska and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.supportfort.com.
Congressman Adrian Smith: Adrian Smith represents the 3rd Congressional District of Nebraska and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.joinadrian.com.
Congressman Lee Terry: Lee Terry represents the 2nd Congressional District of Nebraska and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.leeterry.com.
Attorney General Jon Bruning: Jon Bruning serves as the Attorney General of Nebraska and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.jonbruning.com.
Auditor Mike Foley: Mike Foley serves as the Auditor of Public Accounts in Nebraska and is running for reelection.
Secretary of State John Gale: John Gale serves as the Secretary of State of Nebraska and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.gale2010.com.
Don Stenberg: Don Stenberg previously served the people of Nebraska as Attorney General, and is now running to become Nebraska’s next Treasurer. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.stenbergfortreasurer.com.
The PAC also announced that it is sending $5,000 to Heineman’s gubernatorial campaign, and $2,500 each to the Congressional campaigns of Fortenberry, Smith, and Terry.
“At a time when too many of our leaders are more concerned with growing the size of government than getting our economy back on track, it is more important than ever that we elect fiscally conservative candidates who will enact pro-growth policies that will put people back to work. Nebraska is fortunate to have so many leaders committed to working to turn our troubled economy around, and I am proud to stand with them today,” said Romney.
Prairie Politics Reports: One time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has jumped into the Kansas political arena. On Tuesday, the former Massachusetts governor formerly endorsed Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach.
“Needless government regulations hurt the economy and stifle future job growth. The secretary of state’s office can make a difference for businesses that are starting up. I know that Kris Kobach will work hard to cut red tape and limit government regulation to help businesses succeed,” Romney stated in a release.
The two are former political allies as Kobach served, for a short time, as a political advisor for immigration issues for Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign.
“I am honored to receive Governor Romney’s endorsement. Coming from a leader who really knows how to make America’s economic engine run, it means a great deal that he has put his trust in me,” Kobach stated in a response.
Kobach has made his name on immigration. He helped author the controversial Arizona immigration law and has worked with numerous other communities to write their own legislation. He has campaigned hard on voter fraud during the Republican primary election and will now face Democrat incumbent Chris Biggs.