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.


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.


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► Jayde Wyatt

Romney in Wyoming: Obama ‘Deer in Headlights’ on Economy

While campaigning in Afton, WY, yesterday, Mitt Romney blasted Pres Obama for acting like a 'deer in the headlights' on the economy. August 18, 2021

There’s something pretty wonderful about the genuine appreciation rural Americans feel for a presidential candidate who takes the time to pay them a visit. So it was with salt-of-the earth folks in Wyoming yesterday when Mitt Romney came to town. Many felt it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

From the reports I’ve read, it sounds like Governor Romney had a wonderful time and felt right at home:

Jackson Hole Daily

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned Thursday in Afton and blasted President Obama for acting like a “deer in headlights” in times of economic turmoil and for hampering the country’s financial recovery.

Romney, the first presidential candidate to visit Wyoming in this election cycle, delivered those political jabs to a crowd of roughly 400 people who squeezed into a conference room in the Afton Civic Center. The stop was part of a fundraising tour of western Wyoming that included a Thursday evening fundraiser at the west bank home of Jackson Hole residents Dick and Maggie Scarlett.

Romney, who won the Wyoming Republican caucus when he ran for president in 2008, said Obama has not done anything to help kickstart the economy and has only hindered recovery efforts. He pointed to healthcare legislation and new regulations on the banking industry as examples of Obama burdening business.
He repeatedly told the audience how much he loves the U.S.A., freedom, the Constitution and capitalism.
Romney recounted trips to Yellowstone National Park when he was growing up and a summer he spent working at his uncle’s ranch in King Hill, Idaho.

The crowd erupted in applause several times during Romney’s brief speech. Many people in attendance said they already supported the candidate — some even wore “I Stand with Mitt” T-shirts.

The Elk Horn Arch greets visitors on the main thoroughfare through Afton, Wyoming. Mitt Romney held campaign events in The Cowboy State yesterday. August 18, 2021 (click on image to enlarge)

“It’s great to have somebody who says they love America and wants to bring back freedom,” Afton resident Val Call said. “We haven’t had that for a while.”

Several residents said it spoke volumes about Romney that he decided to travel to Afton to speak to Star Valley residents.

“It’s a big treat for a little place,” said Dan Dockstader, a Republican state senator who represents Afton and Wilson.

Continue reading here.

The Star Valley Independent added this:

Presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, made a stop in Star Valley on Thursday afternoon, addressing between 400-500 people in the Afton Civic Center. Romney, one of the current front-runners for the Republican nomination, appeared genuinely surprised and pleased at the large turnout on such short notice. “I try and get a room like this in New York and I can’t,” he laughed. “I don’t know why.”

Romney opened by thanking the packed room and reminiscing about his days of hauling hay on a ranch in Idaho.

Romney speaks at a packed Town Hall meeting in Afton, Wyoming:

The Gov will be in Idaho today to have lunch with Governor Butch Otter. He will then wend his way to northern Utah.

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► Jayde Wyatt

New Endorsements from Mitt Romney: Colorado, Washington, Wyoming

One thing is for sure. Governor Romney isn’t lollygagging around on Lake Winnipesaukee this summer. After just writing an excellent op-ed piece on Obama’s economic blundering, he’s announced ‘thumbs-up’ for nine more new candidates in three states:

A press release from Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC highlights hopefuls from the Equality State - Wyoming:

Matt Mead: Matt Mead, a small business owner and former U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, is now running to becomeWyoming’s next Governor. For more information about him and his campaign, visit

Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis: Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis currently represents Wyoming’s Congressional District and is running for reelection. For more information about her and her campaign, visit

“Too many of our leaders are intent on enacting policies that will grow the size of government and further stall our economic recovery. Wyoming – and our nation – needs fiscally conservative leaders like Mead and Lummis who will work to turn our ailing economy around, and put people back to work,” said Romney.

The PAC also announced that it is sending Mead’s gubernatorial campaign a $5,000 contribution and Lummis’s Congressional campaign a $2,500 contribution.

Candidates endorsed by Romney in The Centennial State (Colorado) include Ken Buck (nominee for Senate), House Rep nominees Scott Tipton (3), Cory Gardner (4th) and Ryan Frazier (7th district), John Suthers (state Attorney General nominee) and Walker Stapleton (nominee state Treasurer).

Hailing from The Evergreen State (Washington), Senate nominee Dino Rossi, characterized by Romney as one who “will stand up to the Washington culture of higher spending, higher debt, and higher taxes” has also been endorsed.

Also, when the leaves begin to turn colors, Romney will be heading to The Hawkeye State to campaign with former Iowa Republican Governor Terry Branstad.

It’s important to take a moment to learn more about these candidates. Click on their links to learn more about ways you can help (money is always needed!)

With Romney charging ahead, the march to take back Congress continues…