WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the backing from a prominent social conservative Friday, the same day the Republican presidential candidate is set to address the Values Voters summit in Washington.
Dr. Don Wilton, the former president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, said of Romney in a statement, “While we may not agree on theology, Gov. Romney and I agree that this election is about our country heading in the right direction.
“Gov. Romney is the best candidate to stand for conservative values in Washington,” Wilton added.
The endorsement comes shortly after Bob Jones III, president of the socially conservative university in South Carolina that bears the same name, also announced he was supporting the Massachusetts Republican.