Romney gets backing from key Republicans
March 4th, 2012
12:20 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney gets backing from key Republicans

Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee Sunday, and another key conservative, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, also announced he was backing the former Massachusetts governor.

Backing from the two conservative lawmakers is noteworthy because Romney is often painted by his rivals as too moderate. Both Coburn and Cantor represent states holding primaries on Tuesday.


Filed under: 2012 • Eric Cantor • Mitt Romney
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  1. gustav

    What a fake Cantor is. In one breath I'm for the tea party, I'm the protector of tea party ideals yet I'm going to back the fake, Romney.

    March 4, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  2. diridi

    VA needs to get him out of office next election. He is a nasty idiot. I hate this idiot. Talks no sense....

    March 4, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  3. mad marty

    He quickly checked with the "pledge" guy and got the OK to endorse him. Cantor wouldn't know an original thought if it bit him in the rear.

    March 4, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. Larry L

    An endorsement from this slimy weasel is a good reason to vote for somebody else. Cantor has served as the leader in obstructing any real progress toward economic recovery. He represents all that is wrong with American politics and the reasons why th American people are rejecting Republicans in th primaries in droves. We are tired of Tea Party nonsnse and sick-to-death of the political games played by the House of Representatives.

    March 4, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  5. tepeters

    In terms of political philosophy it does not seem that Eric Cantor and Mitt Romney should be in the same camp but this is the pragmatic recognition that the Republican race for the Presidency is disintegrating before the public's eyes. But the reality is that the President's biggest asset in being re-elected is the incredibly weak field of candidates they have put forth. Most are out in the far far right field and Romney lives in another world speaking oddly and copes with the real world by mouthing, quite unbelievably, what he thinks his concurrent audience wants to hear which usually comes off as insincere.

    March 4, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. DC Observer

    Note to Gingrich and Santorum - withdraw from the race after Super Tuesday and endorse Mitt Romney..... Newt, you are already toast and you know this. Rick – in your heart of hearts you know you could never be the nominee or beat Obama - you are a DC Insider for life.

    March 4, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  7. Alex Santana

    As a Virginian, I must heartily apologize for anything Cantor does. He is a total embarrassment to the state. I wish he would go to some place who wants his type of rhetoric and thinking. He disgraces the office and I cringe when the graphic identifies him as being from Virginia. He is a disturbing, poor representative. Please ignore anything he says...and while you are at it, dismiss anything his Atty General says, Ken Cucinellit is also a hack and in it for himself, they can care less about the well being of the "Old Dominion".

    March 4, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  8. joe in PA

    Has Mitt called to thank you yet? You are an even bigger twit than Willard. Your endorsement is not really that helpful dude! On behalf of all of the other candidates runnung aginst Willard Romney, I offer a resounding thank you. Do me a favor, give W a call and have him give an endorsement instead of hiding behind his mommy. You are all a joke.

    March 4, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  9. Bill in Florida

    One loser endorsing another: priceless.

    March 4, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
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