WASHINGTON (CNN) – Paul Weyrich, a prominent leader in the conservative movement, announced Monday that he was backing Mitt Romney for president, a major endorsement for the former Massachusetts governor less than two months before the Iowa caucuses.
"As he travels across the country, Governor Romney has outlined a blueprint to build a stronger America rooted in our common conservative principles,” Weyrich said in a statement released by Romney’s presidential campaign. “With a clear conservative vision to move America forward, he will strengthen our economy, our military and our families.”
Weyrich serves as chairman of the Free Congress Research and Education Foundation.
– CNN Political Editor Mark Preston