Pennsylvania, Wyoming governors endorse Romney
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett was among several Republican officials to endorse Mitt Romney on Tuesday.
April 17th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Pennsylvania, Wyoming governors endorse Romney

(CNN) – As Mitt Romney increasingly looks toward the general election, the likely GOP nominee announced endorsements Tuesday from the Republican governors of Pennsylvania and Wyoming.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said he was "heartily endorsing" Romney because of his "bold conservative vision."

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"Our country needs a president who will reverse President Obama's failed policies and ensure an opportunity for all Americans to prosper," he said in a statement. "Mitt Romney will restore fiscal sanity to Washington by cutting spending, lowering taxes, and reforming entitlements."

Corbett received Romney's endorsement in his 2010 gubernatorial bid, as well as that of fellow Keystone-stater Rick Santorum, who bowed out of the presidential race a week ago. The state votes alongside a handful of others on April 24.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, whose state caucused in February, also endorsed Romney on Tuesday, praising his "breadth of experience and knowledge of the economy."

And in Washington, Romney was endorsed by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania • Wyoming
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    And the march to Washington DC begins.... Pack those bags Obama! REAL change is coming to DC!!

    April 17, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Mitt Romney has been, and always will be a salesman. It is who he is. It's why he flip-flops so much. Is he sincere in what he says? Yes. But, it is like Christine O'Donnell said late last year after she offered up her endorsement.

    "He hasn't change dhis mind since the last time he changed it." Romney is amenable to anything.

    April 17, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  3. tykl

    @ Rudy NYC – I thought you were talking about Obama there for a minute. "I'm going to close Gitmo" – or not. "I'm going to unite everybody in Washington to pass laws" – or not, his biggest policy/Obamacare did not earn ONE republican signature. "I am going to be the President of transparency" – or not, what is up with the drip drip of info from Holder on Fast and Furious and where is the transparency about who had ties with the WH and got bailout money.

    Anyway, I could keep going , but I just wanted to chime in to marvel at Democratic hypocrisy that is so abundant.

    April 17, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  4. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    Is this really news?

    BTW, tyki, please go on with your insane delusions. Those of us back in reality are well aware that President Obama couldn't close Gitmo because of the bed-wetting cowards in your GOBP cult. Don't blame the President, own your own cowardice.

    April 17, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. Jules

    Who do you think they were going to endorse? This is a shock or worthy of a headline?

    April 17, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Rudy NYC - "He hasn't change dhis mind since the last time he changed it." Romney is amenable to anything
    ======================================================================================
    Geez lefties, make up your mind. Do you like compromise or don't you? Heck Obama is amenable to anything as well, as long as it involves pitting one group against another.

    April 17, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Just because he seems like he is going to win doesn't mean he is. Romney has more flip-flop statements than most politicians. It should be interesting when it comes to the general election how much will be sent back in his face.

    April 17, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. Jules

    I am so sick of hearing about "Obama's failed policies." Romney is proposing the same type of tax cuts that happened under the Bush administration and of course, doesn't say how he is going to pay for them. Oh that's right these are the job creators gettinig the tax cuts. Do you ever wonder where the heck are the jobs? They got tax cuts during the Bush – Chaney years and just kept laying people off. If I was writing campaign ads for President Obama, I would surely have a split screen of George W. and Willard talking about their tax policies.

    April 17, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    tykl

    @ Rudy NYC – I thought you were talking about Obama there for a minute.
    "I'm going to close Gitmo" – or not.
    "I'm going to unite everybody in Washington to pass laws" – or not,
    his biggest policy/Obamacare did not earn ONE republican signature.
    "I am going to be the President of transparency" – or not,
    what is up with the drip drip of info from Holder on Fast and Furious and where is the transparency about who had ties with the WH and got bailout money.
    -------------------
    Mark the calendar. Finally, someone has itemized "Obama's lies" that he has put forth.

    I don't see one lie. He tried to do all of the above, except for the last.. A "lie" would mean he didn't do anything at all.

    You can take your last talking point back to where you got it from. Rep. King and Rep. Issa, who have the matter well under control and under investigation. Please direct all of your questions and complaints to them....and Hannity, O'Reilly and the rest of the conspiracy theorists at FOX.

    April 17, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. weR4freedom

    Go Mitt!

    Romney 2012/2016

    April 17, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. Blue Collar Worker

    @weR4freedom: Is it freedom for everyone or a select few?

    April 17, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. Thomas

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said he was "heartily endorsing" Romney because of his "bold conservative vision.".

    Bold and Beautiful Vision $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ , all the way to the off shore bank !

    April 17, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  13. kravitz

    Wyoming was just revealed to have the biggest discrepancy in pay between men and women. Someone should ask Mitt why that's that case, and if he's okay with it.

    April 17, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |