Rep. Bass to endorse Romney
November 21st, 2011
07:33 AM ET
7 years ago

Rep. Bass to endorse Romney

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - New Hampshire Rep. Charlie Bass will endorse Mitt Romney Monday, one day after the former Massachusetts governor earned the support of the state's Republican senator.

Bass will announce his support for Romney at a morning rally in Nashua.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.

The move comes during a four-day swing through New Hampshire for Romney as he seeks to seal up his lead in the state where he has campaigned frequently and owns a summer home.

Bass, who is one of the state's two congressmen, served in Congress from 1995 to 2007 and was elected to Congress again in 2010.

He comes from a prominent political family in the state.

“Voters in New Hampshire and across our country are looking for a candidate that understands what our economy needs to recover and grow, that has the experience of creating jobs, and has the leadership qualities needed to bring the citizens of our nation back together in these challenging times,” Bass said in a campaign release. “I firmly believe that Mitt Romney is the candidate that will renew our country's faith in the American Dream."

The campaign announced he will also serve as co-chair of Romney's state steering committee and join the national steering committee.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte endorsed Romney Sunday, in a closely-watched decision and a major coup for the presidential candidate.

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  1. Donkey Party

    An endorsement by Bass? Sounds fishy to me.

    November 21, 2011 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  2. zb

    Democrats may want to label Romney a "flip-flopper", which he obviousely is, but in my view he is really just another Republican/Tparty "Chicken Hawk" with a healthy dose of coward on top. Not only did he avoid military service during VN (by invoking religious grounds), but no one in his family has served in the military. Meanwhile he complains about Obama leaving Iraq even though this was required under an agreement by Bush; complains both that Obama did not do enough in Libya and did to much; and all but declares war on Iran.

    Not only is he a Chicken Hawk but apparently he is an out and out coward who refuses to show himself to the public by not having any meetings with the press on national tv. Romney is just the kind of person we would expect from the Republcan/Tparty: A flip-flopping chicken hawk coward who gives himself tax cuts.

    So when is the media going to start calling him on it?

    November 21, 2011 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  3. Larry L

    I wonder what his political position is today? Liberal? Moderate? Hard-core, crazy-as-hell conservative? He will be whatever he needs to be to get elected.

    November 21, 2011 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Conservative and Republican voters in New Hampshire and across our country are looking for a candidate that tells them, "I support the job creators. I will enact policies to help the job creators." What a scam.

    When are people going to realize who the "job creators" actually are? Republicans and conservatives talk out of both sides of their mouths. On the one hand, they would have you believe that "job creators" are an elite group of capitalist guardians looking out for our well being through profit making. On the other hand, they constantly drive home the message that America was built on entreprenuership and innovation funded by the investors who are America's job creators. Those two concepts cannot co-exist in the real world, although they are based upon the actual real world examples. What Republicans are failing to tell The People are that they are the "job creators". There isn't any elite group of monks out there creating jobs for us. We, The People, are the job creators.

    November 21, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |