Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - New Hampshire State Senate President Peter Bragdon will endorse Mitt Romney on Thursday, CNN has learned.
The endorsement is the latest in a wave of support for Romney from high-profile legislative officials in New Hampshire. It comes as the former Massachusetts governor's campaign shifts into a more aggressive mode in the state, where former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has recently gained some steam.
Like Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who backed Romney last month, Bragdon is a conservative Republican who has signaled electability is a key factor in his choice for the GOP primary.
Romney has long led in the polls in New Hampshire and has picked up endorsements from two of three members of the state's federal congressional delegation and a string of other political notables.
Last weekend, however, Gingrich snatched up one of the biggest coups in the state, when the New Hampshire Union Leader backed him in the GOP primary.
Romney will campaign with supporter and former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on Saturday in Manchester.
Flip or Flop ?
Do people really pay attention to endorsements? If so, why?
The TOP states will ENDORSE the bottom states will ABORT!!!
Who cares, dip romney, and the rest of the Gop clown canadates have no chance in the general election. Nh endorsements, who cares???? Times up for the teapublicans!!!
To ship jobs overseas. To be bribed by Health Insurance idiots....Ha...
"Like Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who backed Romney last month, Bragdon is a conservative Republican who has signaled electability is a key factor in his choice for the GOP primary."
And that sums up nicely Karl Rove's strategy to elect Romney as his next neocon deathcult puppet. Karl will be throwing around money and favors to phony conservatives like those in NH. These alleged "conservatives" in the GOBP will then sell out their principles and, more importantly, their endorsements, in the name of "we have to support our candidate no matter who it is". And all the while Rove cleverly steers the rightwing sheeple down the slaughter chute before they even see what's happening. This is why Rove gets paid the big bucks, folks..