Romney’s Triple-Header Endorsements: House Spkr Boehner, WY Gov Matt Mead, PA Gov Tom Corbett


UPDATE - After John Boehner endorsed Mitt Romney, he appeared on CBS This Morning. Charlie Rose tried to play hardball:


It’s a triple-header today….

House Speaker John Boehner, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced today they are standing with Mitt Romney.

As Chairman of the Republican National Convention Aug. 27-30, Speaker Boehner remained neutral throughout the GOP primary. Now that Governor Romney is all-but-official to be the nominee, Boehner offered a hearty endorsement:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)

Saying he “will be proud to support Mitt Romney,” House Speaker John Boehner gave the former Massachusetts governor his endorsement Tuesday.

“I think Mitt Romney has a set of economic policies that can put Americans back to work and, frankly, contrast sharply with the failed economic policies of President Obama,” Boehner said. “And I will be proud to support Mitt Romney and do everything I can to help him win.”

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) have already endorsed The Gov.

From the wonderful Equality State, where women were first granted the right to vote, comes today’s endorsement from Wyoming Governor Matt Mead:

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead

“I am proud to have Governor Mead’s support,” said Mitt Romney. “With his help, we can defeat President Obama, reverse the failures of the last three years, and change the direction of the country. I look forward to his efforts as we work to make government smaller, create jobs, and ensure that future generations are not burdened with debt.”

“Very few leaders come along with the breadth of experience and knowledge of the economy as Mitt Romney,” said Governor Mead. “At this moment in our nation’s history, with economic uncertainty at home and instability abroad, we need a leader like Mitt Romney to strengthen our economy and maintain America’s place in the world. I am proud to stand with Mitt and will work my hardest to get him elected in November.”

Background On Matt Mead:

Governor Mead is the 32nd Governor of Wyoming. Mead was elected in 2010 and currently serves on the Council of Governors, which advises top federal officials on matters related to the National Guard. He also co-chairs the National Governors Association’s Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety. A recent poll shows that Governor Mead has a 77% approval rating.

Prior to his election, Mead was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as U.S. Attorney for Wyoming from 2001 to 2007. Mead has worked in private practice and as a local, state and federal prosecutor. He and his wife Carol operate a farm and ranch business in southeast Wyoming.

From the Keystone State, where a Jefferson Republican victory rally in October 1802 saw Pennsylvania toasted as the keystone in the federal union, comes the enthusiastic endorsement from Governor Tom Corbett:

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

“I’m extraordinarily proud to earn Tom’s support,” said Mitt Romney. “Tom has been a wonderful leader for Pennsylvania and shares my values of spurring economic security through scaling back the size of government and promoting pro-growth policies. There is no doubt that Pennsylvania will be a crucial state in November. With Tom’s help, I know that I will be able to share my vision of restoring American greatness to Pennsylvania voters.”

Now that the long primary season has ended, it is time for Republicans to come together and unite around the one candidate who can defeat Barack Obama and institute a bold conservative vision that we need in Washington,” said Governor Tom Corbett. “That is why I am heartily endorsing Mitt Romney. Our country needs a president who will reverse President Obama’s failed policies and ensure an opportunity for all Americans to prosper. Mitt Romney will restore fiscal sanity to Washington by cutting spending, lowering taxes, and reforming entitlements.”

Background On Tom Corbett:

Tom Corbett was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 2010. Corbett served two terms as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General. He was also the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1989 until 1993. Corbett and his wife Susan have two children.

Newsy…

Santorum still hasn’t endorsed Romney:

To crystallize the point that he isn’t going to make an endorsement in the immediate future, Santorum told his supporters that it was entirely up to them who to vote for in next week’s Pennsylvania primary. “I haven’t supported any candidate at this point,” he said.

And, Santorum sent out a mailing still ripping Romney:

The Des Moines Register reports that a week after he quit the presidential race, a fundraising letter from Rick Santorum arrived in Iowa mailboxes saying, “It truly frightens me to think what’ll happen if Mitt Romney is the nominee.”

“The blunt message quickly had Republicans here speculating: Did Santorum order up the mailer right before he suspended his campaign on April 10, so its timing was just a simple and understandable mistake? Or, did Santorum, who is still raising money and possibly not quite ready to come to grips with his loss, send this wording out deliberately?”

Meanwhile, after Newt Gingrich’s Utah ballot check bounced and he said it was “one of those goofy thingsand after making news for being bitten by a penguin, I guess it was too much for Gingrich’s campaign chief, Michael Krull. He quietly departed from the campaign yesterday.

Ron Paul is still doing his thing.

Team Romney is kicking it up! The inner circle is expanding and Beth Myers is on the hunt for a V.P.

Cheers!


(emphasis added to endorsements)

► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Congratulates Conservatives on Facebook

Ethan of TechRepublican.com noticed some interesting ads on Facebook to congratulate some GOP winners from last weeks election. I’ve gathered screen-shots of a few of them here:

Ethan also observes the following:

The gears of 2012 are rolling. I started seeing these ads the day after the election on Tuesday and I have to say that whoever came up with the campaign is a genius. Here is what I’m seeing here in PA. My guess it others are seeing similar ads around the country right now.

Judging by the ads it looks like they are targeting people who are fans of a high profile candidates supported by Romney’s Free Strong America PAC.

Whoever is running this behind the scenes is doing a great job and I would love to take a peak at the before and after stats on this campaign.

An effective social media campaign is of increasing importance these days. I’m glad to see Team Mitt is all over it!

~Luke

Romney Campaigns in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Minnesota – Releases Endorsements for NY, WI, and MN

Keeping up with Governor Romney is like trying to concentrate on a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle in a high wind… “He was there. No, he’s here! Here’s something… Where was that? Oh, a TwitPic to help… What’s next?” You get the idea…

Here is Romney’s itinerary for the last few days (from all the pieces I could gather…):

October 11th - Romney endorses candidate Matt Doheny for the 23rd Congressional District in New York:

Doheny is running as a Republican and Independence Party candidate against incumbent Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh,) who won the seat in a special election less than a year ago.

Romney, known for his leadership skills and business accomplishments in both public and private sectors, pointed to Doheny’s potential as a Representative when making the endorsement. “Matt has turned around and restructured failing enterprises. He knows how to do the difficult work that ends up saving companies, and saving jobs,” Romney said. “Few organizations need more help right now than our own federal government. Matt can, and will, help turn our nation and our economy around through his hard work and impressive experience.”

Romney first gained national praise as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He is credited with transforming the disorganized and financially troubled Olympics into one of the most successful Winter Games held in the U.S. When he was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Romney inherited a state that was in economic trouble. Without raising taxes or increasing debt, he got the economy moving once again and turned the state’s deficits into surpluses. A leading candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008, he remains one of the GOP’s most popular national figures.

Doheny:

“It is an honor to receive this endorsement. Mitt Romney’s accomplishments are textbook examples of how conservative economic policies and inspired leadership yield a healthier organization or a healthier government. I thank him for his support.”

At some point between Oct 11 -13, Romney toured a facility in North Carolina. Tweet from the Gov (the time stamp shows tweet was sent early in the morning which indicates Romney probably toured the facility on a previous day):

TwitPic from Mitt Romney - "Touring Childress Racing in North Carolina with the one and only Richard Childress" 7:10 AM Oct 14th via web

October 13th - Romney stopped by Harrisburg, PA to do some stumping for GOP Governor Tom Corbett:

October 14th - Bedminster, New Jersey was the site of a Romney-hosted fundraiser for incumbent Rep Leonard Lance (R). Incumbent Lance faces Democrat Ed Potosnak, a former teacher, in the 7th district. Lance’s district includes most of Woodbridge and parts of Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Union counties.

October 15thExergen Corporation, world leader in industrial and medical non-invasive temperature technology, was the destination for the Gov. Exergen was founded by Harvard-research scientist Dr. Francesco Pompei over two decades ago and is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. Romney toured Exergen’s manufacturing facility (video quality not the best, but it gives you a look at Romney’s interest in entrepreneurial ventures).

October 18th – Romney turned his attention today to USA north where he is putting in a very full day. He kicked the day off with a full-slate announcement of Wisconsin endorsements: County Executive Scott Walker, Ron Johnson, Congressman Tom Petri, Congressman Paul Ryan, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Sean Duffy, State Senator Dan Kapanke, and Reid Ribble. Free and Strong America PAC also announced:

The PAC […] is sending a contribution to each of the federal candidates, in particular $5,000 to Johnson’s Senate campaign, and $2,500 each to the Congressional campaigns of Petri, Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Duffy, Kapanke, and Ribble.

“At a time when too many of our elected officials are more focused on growing the size of government than growing our economy, it is more important than ever that we elect candidates who are dedicated to enacting fiscally-conservative policies that will get Wisconsin – and our nation – back on the right track. These candidates will work hard to turn our troubled economy around and put people back to work, and I am proud to stand with them today,” said Romney.

Read more here.

Romney then campaigned with Scott Walker who is hoping to take over Wisonsin’s governor chair.

Governor Romney campaigns with GOP gubernatorial hopeful Scott Walker in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Oct 18, 2021

Later today, the hard-working Gov announced endorsements for Minnesota: State Representative Tom Emmer and running mate Annette Meeks, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Congressman John Kline, Congressman Erik Paulsen, Lee Byberg, Chip Cravaack, and State Representative Randy Demmer. His Free and Strong America PAC will donate a $2,500 contribution to each of the federal candidates’ campaigns.

Tonight, in Minnesota, Romney will headline a fundraiser for the Republican nominee for governor, Tom Emmer and running mate Meeks.

October 26thLooking ahead… I’m sure there are many events Romney will attend between now and the 26th, but I do know he will rally with Terry Brandstad in Dubuque, Iowa on that day. Later that evening, he will headline the Scott County GOP Reagan dinner.

Romney won’t rest until he’s done all within his power to put a successful midterm election in place for conservatives.

Thanks, Governor Romney!

► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Romney Announces Endorsements in New Mexico, More in Pennsylvania

Continuing to put his money where his mouth is, Mitt Romney has announced political endorsements in New Mexico and additional endorsements in Pennsylvania today. Romney’s recommendations and funds from his Free and Strong America PAC are welcome additions to candidates as they battle their way to victory this fall.

New Mexico (three candidates - $10,000):

Susana Martinez: Susana Martinez currently serves as a District Attorney in New Mexico and is now the Republican nominee for Governor. She is the first Hispanic woman nominated for Governor by either of the major parties in the United States. For more information about her and her campaign, visit www.susanamartinez2010.com.

Jon Barela: Jon Barela, a longtime public servant and community leader, is now running to represent New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.jonbarela.com.

Steve Pearce: Steve Pearce previously represented the 2nd Congressional District of New Mexico, and is running to reclaim his seat. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.peopleforpearce.com.

The PAC also announced that it is sending Susana Martinez a $5,000 contribution, and Jon Barela and Steve Pearce each a $2,500 contribution.

“At a time when too many of our leaders are interested in growing the size of government, we need leaders who will stand up and say no to higher taxes and higher spending. This is why it is so important that we elect people like Susana Martinez, Jon Barela, and Steve Pearce who will work to get our economy back on track and make job creation a priority,” said Romney.

Pennsylvania (seven additional candidates - $15,000):

Attorney General Tom Corbett: Tom Corbett currently serves as the Attorney General of Pennsylvania and is now running for Governor. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.tomcorbettforgovernor.com.

Congressman Charlie Dent: Charlie Dent currently represents the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.dentforcongress.com.

Congressman Jim Gerlach: Jim Gerlach currently represents the 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.jimgerlachforcongress.com.

Congressman Joe Pitts: Joe Pitts currently represents the 16th Congressional District of Pennsylvania and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.joepittsforcongress.com.

Congressman Bill Shuster: Bill Shuster currently represents the 9th Congressional District of Pennsylvania and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.billshusterforcongress.com.

Lou Barletta: Lou Barletta currently serves as a Pennsylvania mayor and is now running to represent the 11th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. For more information about him and his campaign, please visit www.loubarletta.com.

Mike Fitzpatrick: Mike Fitzpatrick previously represented the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, and is running to reclaim his seat. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.fitzpatrickforcongress.com.

The PAC also announced that it is sending each of the federal candidates a $2,500 general election contribution toward their respective Congressional campaigns.

“Pennsylvanians are fortunate to have so many candidates committed to keeping taxes low, cutting wasteful spending, and creating a pro-growth environment. It is critical that we elect fiscally-conservative leaders who will focus on turning our economy around rather than growing the size of government, and that is why I am proud to endorse these candidates today,” said Romney.

Good luck to these candidates in the Land of Enchantment and the Keystone State!