(CNN) – Another high powered business titan is urging Mitt Romney to take a closer look at the team running his campaign for the White House.
Former General Electric Chairman and CEO Jack Welch echoed Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corporation, in urging Romney to hire more professionals for his team. Like Murdoch, Welch made his comments on Twitter.
Hope Mitt Romney is listening to Murdoch advice ont campaign staff..playing in league with Chicago pols..No room for amateurs—
Jack Welch (@jack_welch) July 02, 2012
A spokesman for Welch said Wednesday the "tweet speaks for itself."
On Sunday, Murdoch's campaign recommendation was candid:
Met Romney last week. Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful.—
Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) July 01, 2012
Murdoch later made clear he was still backing the Republican candidate, and that he was taking heat from Romney supporters.
Romney people upset at me! Of course I want him to win, save us from socialism, etc but should listen to good advice and get stuck in!—
Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) July 02, 2012
Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul reacted to Murdoch's tweets Tuesday, writing: “Gov. Romney respects Rupert Murdoch and also respects his team and has confidence in them.”
While Welch is a well-known Republican, Murdoch has been known to support candidates of both parties. In 2006, he was reported to have held a fund-raiser for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, and in 2008, he called then-candidate Barack Obama a "rock star" and praised his education plan. In 2010, News Corp. gave a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association.
Many of Romney's top campaign advisers were with him in his 2008 bid for the White House, and some of them worked for Romney during his years as Massachusetts governor.
CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash contributed to this report.