August 19th, 2010
10:43 AM ET
4 years ago

2012 Watch: Romney announces nine more endorsements

 Mitt Romney announced nine new endorsements on Wednesday afternoon.
Mitt Romney announced nine new endorsements on Wednesday afternoon.

(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Wednesday unveiled a slew of endorsements of prominent conservative candidates running in national and statewide races in three states.

In Colorado, Romney is backing Senate candidate Ken Buck and five other candidates running for state office. Notably, the former presidential candidate did not endorse Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who has been dogged by campaign finance violations.

In Washington, Romney threw his support behind Dino Rossi, who emerged from the state's unique non-partisan primary last week with 34 percent of the total vote.

Romney also announced his support for Matt Mead and Cynthia Lummis in Wyoming. On Tuesday, Mead won the GOP's nomination for governor and Rep. Cynthia Lummis easily defeated her virtual unknown opponent to secure the party's nomination for Wyoming's at-large congressional seat.

Romney made his 100th endorsement of the 2010 election cycle on June 28 – moves that have solidified his role as a major contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012.


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Mutt

    Yes!!! Mitten running for president again. I cant wait. Its hilarious watching Mitten getting the beatdown put on him by Huckabee. What Mitten lacks in smarts, he makes up for in persistence.

    August 19, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  2. Von Bismark-Vienna

    Mainstrategy in 2012:-bash Obama.Can these guys ever learn a lesson from the likes of Hilary Clinton,McCain...?

    August 19, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  3. hypocricnnation

    (Catchers) Mitt Romney Is Out Of The Dugout And Announcing More Endorsements, That's Great News! I Love To Hear And Watch Hypocrisy In Motion (Mitt Romney's New Nickname!). The Man Who'd Dare Stand Stoned Face In Front Of A Crowd (Or The Gullible Media) And Contest Obama Care In The Face (Or The Contradiction) Of Romney Care In Massachusetts.

    August 19, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  4. David

    Again, I will say that there is no way I take a politicians endorsement into a decision on who to vote for!

    August 19, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  5. EBC

    WHO cares? Mitt Romney is still the same BIG LOSER who didn't even make it out of the last Presidential race.

    There is NOTHING difference from the Mitt Romney who LOST BIG TIME in the last Presidential race than then Mitt Romney NOW.

    Republicans LOVE recycling a bunch of LOSERS over and over thinking they'll become winners somehow. Really Mitt?

    HOW many times must a person LOSE to be considered a LOSER? How many ways can you RECYCLE the same morons in your party that have NOT CHANGE one bit since they last got their butts spanked big time?

    Mitt Romney is NOT Presidential material. Just because he's running AGAIN doesn't mean he's qualified nor competent to be President of the United States!!! When are Americans going to get it?

    If you keep VOTING for the same recycled LOSERS and somehow expect a different results, clearly, you are more STUPID than I thought.

    August 19, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. Pragmatic

    Before everyone jumps on the bandwagon ... you better listen to see if the evangelicals have changed their mind about being opposed to his religion ...

    Also note: The libertarian Cato Institute described the Obama and Romney plans as "identical." Both plans, for instance, mandate that individuals purchase health insurance.

    Just saying ...

    August 19, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  7. Romney in 2012

    I wish Romney were the president right now. He'd have been much better at leading our country out of the 'Barney Frank/Chris Dodd' economy.

    The only think that libs have against him is: 'perfect hair', 'too fake looking, rich, businessman, successful.... Their thinking is weak. I say vote in the most QUALIFIED person–and Romney is more than qualified.

    ROMNEY in 2012!

    August 19, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  8. nick

    It is hard to figure? the GOP'ers are largely neo-conservative evangelical Christians (or at least that is how they protray themselves – Jesus might think otherwise) and here they are throwing the teaching of the early Chuirch Fathers (i.e. St. Paul, et. al.) to the wind by endorsing and following a man who is a sworn apostate. Yes, Mormons are apostates to the teachings of Jesus and orthodox Christians have condemned Smith's 19th. century "Free-Love Movement" from its very inception. So, what are GOP'ers most sincere about? Their polotics or the teachings of Jesus? He (Jesus) said you cannot serve two masters, yet the GOP'ers seem to want to do just that.

    August 19, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  9. Minnesotan

    Dear Mitt: We don't care. Your hair is the only interesting thing about you. But we'd love to see your hair and Rod Blagovich's hair in a reality show.

    August 19, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  10. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    That's nice, but I sincerely doubt that Conservative Evangelicals will vote for a Mormon.

    August 19, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  11. Clwyd

    He just wants to start a theocracy in government.

    August 19, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  12. dale

    What used car is he trying to sell us now?

    August 19, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  13. Joe

    Hmm. Remember what the polls said this early out ahead of the last election? And how many endorsements all the losers got? And how many experts predicted scenarios that never happened?
    Give me a break.

    August 19, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  14. chill

    Gutsy move. The Republican endorsing the Republican primary winner.

    August 19, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  15. macguysea

    Romney supporting Rossi???... wow... two peas in a pod that will NEVER garner my vote. First off, I will NEVER vote for a mormon.. and secondly, Rossi has the Master Builders Association in his back pocket – you know, the company that wants to pave the planet all in the name of profits and at the expense of the environment... yeah.. that one.

    August 19, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |