Washington (CNN) – Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone, one of the major donors who was pushing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run for president, has now signed on as a financial supporter for Mitt Romney, a Romney campaign aide and a spokesman for Langone told CNN.
Langone made his decision after Christie announced earlier Tuesday he would not seek the Republican presidential nomination.
Romney called Langone on Tuesday to seek his support, a campaign aide confirmed.
Earlier this year Langone organized a meeting of top donors and other GOP activists to raise money for New Jersey Republicans, which was attended by Christie and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, among other prominent members of the party.
At that gathering Kissinger urged Christie to seek the nomination, CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger reported earlier this week.
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Thank you, now I can stop shopping at home depot
So Home Depot is right wing and racist – good to know – I won't be buying anything there again.
Home Depot was made successful by middle class working folks that know how to use tools and do some renovations and the founder just signed up with the party that has been kicking the snot out of the middle class, and if elected will strangle the middle class to death. Who says you always remember where you came from.
Say hello to nominee Mitt Romney. Obama voters...you're welcome to jump ship to a moderate republican...thank heaven above.
I've never liked Home Depot. Now I know why.
Another financial supporter?
No surprise here.
Didnt know that about the Home Depot, that means i dont ever buy another
thing from that store, EVER!
All of the "financial backers" will go to the RIGHT because of the "regulations" from the LEFT that has NOTHING to do with hiring but MORE to do with BIG BONUSES!!! This is NOT news and only shows how BIG CORPS/BigSmall Corps filing as an S-Corporation are in the back pockets of the RepubliCAN'Ts – it's a disgrace!!!
Glad I support "mom & pop" stores over the Home Depots...Makes me even more determined now!
Excellent choice for a candidate to support Mr. Langone! Mitt Romney can win and he can get the federal government back on a course that will be beneficial for the people rather than just the politicians and their special interest groups. There is so much work to be done but so many opportunities going forward. Mitt Romney knows how to get us back on track, help businesses put Americans back to work and start digging our way out of this awful hole of debt.
Is anyone surprised that another repub;ican has picked up another wealthy corporate backer?? These guys have sold their soul to the wealthy, and have no regard for workers whatsoever.
So? He still can't win the republican nomination without switching his religion. Oops, too late for that flip/flop! Train's too far down the tracks...
No more shopping at home depot for me.
That settles it for me, I'll never shop Home Depot again. That's a promise!
If I was a billionare, I'd be pumping a few nickels into the republicans. Make the working man pay taxes. The wealthy need more pleasure and relaxation.
This no way possible, he is a liar
OK – keep naming the corporations that donate to the republicans. I can boycott every one of them. ha ha ha ha ha
Great. And now he can donate as much as he wants to Romney's campaign, through Home Depot. Thanks to a bad law, and a bad supreme court decision. The presidency is officially for sale.
This Home Depot CEO just found a backdoor way to get illegals from Home Depot parking lot. Romney will be elected and will deport illegals. Home Depot is free again from illegals .Done.
The losser in chief is heading no where, ahh the liberal media is on his side!!. He is the new face of msnbc.
So what?!?! This is not news. It wold have been news if Romney could not pick up any BIG MONEY... we the people know that MONEY = Republicans = MONEY =Republicans. That'd why the real people cannot ever count on the Republicans to for aything ever especially if the little man's interest runs countra to the BIG MONEY interest: tghus, under the Republicans banks would be encouraged to tack on fee after fee after fee for anything and everything.
I guess that everyone needs some money. The problem is that it is for running a political campaign. I don't like it that so much money needs to be raised for political campaigns. It seems that it is perverting the spirit of the democratice process.
Romney never has a problem with money. It's getting votes where the trouble starts!
And I was just today considering whether to buy Lowes stock or Home Depot stock. Looks like Lowes wins out again.
Mitt , five sons , no military service !