Romney adds more backers
October 12th, 2011
08:18 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney adds more backers

(CNN) - Mitt Romney raked in more endorsements Wednesday, this time from a current senator, a former House speaker, a congresswoman and a former congresswoman.

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Rep. Judy Biggert of Illinois and former Rep. Susan Molinari of New York announced their support for the Republican presidential contender in press statements.

Cochran said Romney is the right person to lead the country away from President Barack Obama's policies.

"Our country cannot afford another four years of President Obama's policies," Cochran said in the release. "Mitt Romney has the pro-growth message and the unmatched experience that will be required to improve our economy."

Cochran, Mississippi's senior senator, also backed Romney's first bid for the White House in 2008.

Hastert, who served in Congress as an Illinois representative for 20 years, said the former Massachusetts governor will "turn around this economy" and provide the leadership the country needs.

Biggert pointed to Romney's "real world experience" as the reason for her endorsement.

"I am happy to have the support of these important leaders in Illinois," Romney said. "I look forward to partnering with them in our efforts to get America back to work."

– CNN Producer Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report.


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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Our country cannot afford a return to republican voodoo economics. Not one of the republican candidates has a plan to help the middle class, and tax cuts for big corporations who pay no taxes now, is not a viable plan to make America better.

    October 12, 2011 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  2. GI Joe

    He may win in the republican race, but not in the general. He's a jobs exporter. He never created companies - he broke them up and sent jobs overseas. Shame shame shame

    October 12, 2011 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    More and more republicans are buying into the message that, "Corporations are people too."

    October 12, 2011 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Cain took a beating last night. He is probably wondering why anyone would not believe him, after all, he is a conservative radio talk show personality. Cain is a lot like Clarence Thomas.

    October 12, 2011 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  5. John

    Romney and the GOP only have the old,tired failed policies of the past. They have nothing new to offer America.....

    October 12, 2011 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  6. Peace

    Even if there are million endorsements coming, I will never vote to this man. Mitt has been inconsistent all the time. He is not sincere. He changes according to the circumstances. I find it difficult how he can gain my trust in him.

    October 12, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  7. diridi

    If he says, he is going to repeal Health Care we have now, he is done...that's it....o.k, This nation needed this health care. very desperately....

    October 12, 2011 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  8. Brian

    Where were all these doom sayers when Bush was running our economy off the cliffs?! why weren't they out there saying we can't stand another four years then. Hypocrites all of them.

    October 12, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  9. T'sah from Virginia

    Mitt Romney is the only one from the right that is capable of being endorsed. Now that Perry got behind him, every other Republican from the north will jump on board. This is a revolution in the making!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012!

    October 12, 2011 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    oops, meant to say "now that 'Christie' is behind him" ... Dang, I hate when that happens!

    October 12, 2011 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  11. ST

    I do not know who has taught Romney such a trick. I noticed during last night debate when he was explaining something and all the sudden the moderator realise that he needs to explain more what he means, Mitt did not allow even half a second for the moderator to interfere. I thought that was rude. Moderators are only incharge of the whole debate and when they interfere they have all the reasons to do so and should be respected. To ignore them, really distorts the whole meaning of having a debate.

    October 12, 2011 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  12. Bye Obamie

    Obama = worst president ever....Put out the cigarette, time to go home Obama.

    October 12, 2011 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  13. Romney will get a reality check

    Maybe the republican party is finally starting to wake up. A moderate republican is more electable than goofballs like Cain, Bachmann and Perry. Huntsman and Romney have good ideas and the governorship to back them up and don't sound like they came from outer space.

    That having been said they will still have the same problem Obama has if they get elected president. The 40-50 tea party members of Congress could care less who is president. They do what they want (they could care less about Americans too) and Romney will have the same problem with them as Obama had.

    October 12, 2011 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  14. mgc tampa

    Who cares, I don't choose based on what other people do.

    October 12, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  15. boocat

    People are actually falling for this panderer's act....WHATEVER!

    October 12, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  16. Joanne Spenle

    Re: Cains 999 tax proposal, does it include 9% tax on the purchase of a house? The 9%, does it include everything a person would purchase?

    October 12, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |