October 29th, 2007
09:45 AM ET
7 years ago

Senior New Hampshire senator to back Romney

Sen. Gregg is backing Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg will endorse Mitt Romney for president Monday, a GOP source familiar with the announcement told CNN.

Gregg's decision to back Romney is a major boost for the Massachusetts governor, who has lost ground in the most recent CNN/WMUR New Hampshire poll but still continues to share the lead with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in this important early voting state.

Gregg is the Granite State's senior U.S. senator, and served as governor before heading to Capitol Hill. While Gregg prefers a low profile, he is considered to be a powerful player on Capitol Hill.

– CNN Political Editor Mark Preston


Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. jw, canadian,ok

    'Gregg prefers a low profile' – so low I never heard of him.

    October 29, 2007 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. Dave, Alpharetta GA

    Two thoughts for our "friends across the aisle": 1) South Carolina and 2) California. Think about it.

    October 29, 2007 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  3. Lars, DC

    Go Romney 2008! Your the best candidate there is!

    October 29, 2007 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  4. Shawnie Cannon, Grants Pass OR

    This is the most popular Republican in the state. Romney is dedicated, focused, professional, successful, dynamic, so this endorsement is not a surprise.

    October 29, 2007 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  5. Tom Dedham, Mass

    This may be Romney's biggest and most important endorsement, Gregg is an excellent Senator for NH.

    Romney – Liz Dole 2008

    October 29, 2007 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  6. josh

    jw, Canadian, OK

    "'Gregg prefers a low profile' – so low I never heard of him."

    You've never heard of Gregg? You sound like you're uninformed. Maybe that's why you're a democrat. Do some homework and cast an informed vote

    And please stop basing your crazy political views on what CNN and MTV are telling you.

    October 29, 2007 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  7. Tim, Alexandria, VA

    josh said:

    "You've never heard of Gregg? You sound like you're uninformed. Maybe that's why you're a democrat. Do some homework and cast an informed vote

    And please stop basing your crazy political views on what CNN and MTV are telling you."

    Wow, you seem to make a ton of assumptions:

    1) The poster is a democrat.
    2) He gets his news only from cnn and mtv. Ironically, here you are posting on a CNN newsite.

    October 29, 2007 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  8. George in Texas

    Im a K-Street lobbyist and I love this guy and Mitt.We would have another four years of robbing, raping and pillaging the middle class!Weeeeeeeee!

    October 29, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  9. jw, canadian,ok

    Josh – quick, name the two senators from all states, no cheating.

    October 29, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  10. JT, Ada OK

    Sweet. Romney is the man!

    October 29, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  11. pat huntington ny

    Mitt Romney will destroy this country. He's utterly scary! All that Family Value nonsense and pandering to the religious right is not going to put us on the right track, but rather, keep us on the wrong Bush road for another 4 years [or until we can impeach him for having more than one wife].

    October 29, 2007 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  12. Kim, Peabody MA

    Another Example of the Blind "Supporting" the Blind...

    Want to find out about the REAL Romney?
    Check out: http://www.MassResistance.org

    Grasso for President in 2008
    http:/www.GrassoForPresident.com

    October 29, 2007 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  13. D UT

    This fool Greg is in LOVE with Bush.

    GO HILLARY!

    October 29, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  14. Wynter, Loudon, NH

    Gregg is only throwing his endorsement to Romney in hopes that he will garner support to save his re-election campaign. He is facing an uphill battle as NH citizens are not pleased with his performance lately.

    Telling it like I see it,
    Wynter

    October 29, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  15. jw, canadian,ok

    We call'um bootlickers in Oklahoma.

    October 29, 2007 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  16. dan, palo alto, ca

    C’mon people, let’s not betray our image-influenced tendencies and subconscious nagging about who truly LOOKS like an ideal President. As childish as it sounds, I would have to admit that Romney’s camera friendly looks will give him the edge in the primaries and the general election notwithstanding his intelligence, accomplishments and executive experience. He represents the proverbial total package!

    October 29, 2007 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  17. Brandi,ny

    I have no idea why eveyone keeps talking about GRASSO because some people have never heard of him.

    October 29, 2007 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |

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