Fmr Atty Gen John Ashcroft, OK Leaders Back Romney: Cite Leadership Experience

Wave after wave, endorsements for Mitt Romney keep rolling in…

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft joins our Romney ranks and, following the example of Senator Tom Coburn yesterday, additional leaders in Oklahoma say Mitt is THE MAN. They also cite the endorsement theme we’re seeing over and over again - Romney’s proven leadership.

Romney Press Team:

Fmr U.S. Atty Gen John Ashcroft

“It is an honor to have the support of Attorney General Ashcroft,” said Mitt Romney. “After working with him on the 2002 Winter Olympics, I know that he is deeply committed to serving our country and protecting its citizens and I look forward to his counsel over the coming months.”

“The election in November is as important an election as I can remember,” said Attorney General Ashcroft. “At home, we face economic and fiscal peril and abroad, we face uncertainty in volatile regions of the world. Our country needs an iron-willed president of integrity to lead us through these troubled times. No other candidate stands out for his executive leadership experience or ability to accomplish difficult tasks as does Mitt Romney. As a conservative who served as Governor of Missouri during the Reagan revolution, I admire Mitt’s record of fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, and defense of traditional values in a politically difficult state for a Republican. I had the opportunity to work with Mitt Romney on issues of national security during the 2002 Winter Olympics and counted him as a trustworthy, effective ally in the fight against terror while he was Governor of Massachusetts. I know that the lives and liberties of the American people will be secure with him as President. I am grateful for the opportunity to support him and urge all voters who want to restore America to her preeminent place of leadership in values, strength and prosperity to support him now and in November.”

Background on Attorney General John Ashcroft:

John Ashcroft has had a long and distinguished history in public service. From 2001 to 2005, he served in President George W. Bush’s cabinet as Attorney General. Ashcroft served one term as a U.S. Senator from Missouri and two terms as Missouri’s Governor. From 1977 to 1985, Ashcroft served as Missouri’s Attorney General. From 1973 to 1974, Ashcroft was the Missouri State Auditor. He currently serves as the founder of The Ashcroft Group, LLC.

Romney Press Team:

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Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of additional Oklahoma leaders.

I am pleased to have so much support from so many in Oklahoma,” said Mitt Romney. “Their hard work will be necessary to defeat President Obama in November, put in place policies that work for the American people, and bring back economic prosperity to Oklahoma and the rest of the country.”

Announcing his support, former Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Steve Edwards said, “The top goals for conservatives in Oklahoma and across the country are to defeat President Obama and put in place a pro-growth agenda that will reverse the failed policies of the last three years. In Mitt Romney, we have a man with the leadership experience and bold economic plan to both defeat President Obama and put our country on the right track again. I am proud to announce my support and encourage all Oklahomans looking for a different direction in Washington to support Mitt Romney on Tuesday.”

Oklahoma leaders endorsing Mitt Romney:

Steve Edwards, Former Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman
Forrest Claunch, Former State Representative, Conservative Advocate
Carol Hefner, Oklahoma County Conservative activist

Previous Oklahoma endorsements:

Senator Tom Coburn
Senator Don Nickles
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett
Governor Frank Keating
State Treasure Ken Miller
State Auditor Gary Jones
Former Speaker of the House Todd Hiett
State Senator Brian Crain
State Representative Paul Wesselhoft
State Representative Guy Liebmann
State Representative Lee Denney
State Representative Dan Sullivan
State Representative Earl Sears
Harold Hamm, CEO, Continental Resources
Francis Rooney, US Ambassador
Jim Dunlap, Former House Majority Leader
Dan Keating
Former State Representative Thad Balkman
Lynn Windel, Former National Committeeman
Ryan Leonard, Former Candidate for Attorney General
Doug Gorman, Businessman/Activist
GOP Activist Virginia Chrisco

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