Arizona governor endorses Romney
February 26th, 2012
09:48 AM ET
11 years ago

Arizona governor endorses Romney

(CNN) - Two days before her state's primary, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination.

"I'm going to publicly endorse Mitt Romney. I think he's the man that carried the day," Brewer said on the NBC program "Meet the Press."

The endorsement is considered a boost for Romney in Arizona, a conservative state where he is favored in Tuesday's primary against rivals Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.

"I think he has that pro-business background and he has that political history that I think he would serve America the best of all the candidates," Brewer said, adding that Romney also has the best chance of defeating President Barack Obama in November.

The governor met with several of the candidates last week as they campaigned in the state and took the stage Wednesday at CNN’s Republican presidential debate in Mesa.

Brewer said she believes the outcome of the Republican race will be clear after the upcoming Super Tuesday contests in 10 states on March 6.

"I think that after Super Tuesday we'll have our candidate," Brewer said, acknowledging her view differs from what most pundits say. "I think that overwhelmingly it will be decided."

- CNN’s Tom Cohen and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Jan Brewer • Mitt Romney
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Namejkane fl

    Doesn't matter because all teaparty trash will be swept out in Nov landslide for DEMS!!!

    February 26, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  2. GI Joe.

    He's too weak to carry himself. NOW his wife wants to fill in for him to avoid the pressure at debates. Will she hit the red button for him because it's "so cute"? If he's too tired to campaign more than a few months, he's not able to carry the load put on a president.

    February 26, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  3. Nobama

    Get Romney ready to fight the disgusted BHO!!!

    February 26, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  4. Satberry

    That endorsement is like the kiss of death.

    February 26, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  5. RJ1008

    Romney just lost the election. An endorsement from the klan lady? She is disgusting and ugly inside and outside.

    February 26, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  6. US1st

    So what! She needs to endorse a facelift.

    February 26, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  7. diridi

    This lady is nasty, get rid of as well. Romney for Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Detroit Auto, and pro-shipping Jobs to CHINA. Bain-Capital, watch this on youtube, Type when mitt romney came to town....enjoy...

    February 26, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  8. DaveC

    Well, this endorsement will certainly get Mitt elected by his immediate circle of friends. Batcrap goofy Jan's endorsement carries about as much weight as a groundhogs.

    February 26, 2012 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  9. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Just another racist gopteabager.who gives a

    February 26, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  10. Larry L

    Brewer can smell the Koch brother's money. I wonder how she feels about Romney' ridiculous "self-deportation" idea for illegal immigrants?

    February 26, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  11. vic , nashville ,tn

    In 2008 John Mc Cain didn’t get much endorsements, didn’t have Super Pac and didn’t have enough Money but almost clinch the nomination end of February

    2012 Romney got every thing but couldn’t clinch the nomination pathetic

    February 26, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  12. Romney Un-Electible

    Talk about a useless endorsement!

    February 26, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  13. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    What has happened to the Tea Party? Elite Republicans are still the boss of the Tea Party.

    February 26, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  14. MaryM

    lol, Brewer, the witch of the west, just planted the kiss of death on Romney.

    February 26, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  15. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why do right wingnuts want to vote for the party who almost destroyed the country? Oh yeah, because the person who is getting us out of the republican near depression is not white.

    February 26, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  16. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Voting for a republican this cycle only indicates how delusional the reality challenged right wingnuts are.

    February 26, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    While we all know that Mittens is a corporate raider, a tax evader, a flip flopper, a spoiled child, he is anti worker, anti women's rights, and still, he is the most liberal of the disgusting republican clown show.

    February 26, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  18. Dixie Independent voter

    What makes Brewer any kind of authority on anything? Even a face lift hasn't helped this unqualified woman. She should have had a brain lift.

    February 26, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  19. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I always k new that too much Arizona sun would damage your skin, but I did not know it also affected brain cells.

    February 26, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  20. thomas mc

    I'd think the endorsement of the Grand Dragon of Arizona would be the LAST think Romney wants!

    February 26, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  21. texasmike

    What Jan Brewer really wants is another photo op with the President where she can pretend to talk tough to sales are slumping and she needs to get those baggers out buying. Its only HER economy she's has any concerns about.

    February 26, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  22. Jess C

    This woman looks (and acts) like the wicked witch. What a vile wench. What's wrong with AZ?

    February 26, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  23. AnnaMaria44

    As a southwestern-born and raised Hispanic, I think outsiders can't even grasp the amount of violence in Arizona that has spilled over from the drug wars in Mexico. Innocent Americans (mostly elderly have been dragged from their homes and shot to death for no reason, tied up and tortured during home invasions, and brutally car jacked by Mexican thugs. We want to feel safe again in the border states, and Jan Brewer is trying to make the southwest safe again for its' residents.

    February 26, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  24. iadadman

    Perfect; right after Time runs an article predicting that Latinos will decide the next election.

    How is Rmoney going to run a campaign against Obama when all they have to do is play back all the positions he took during the wingnut primaries? He's going to be trying to run away from his primary campaign like it's some dark secret.

    February 26, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |