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
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Wow! The republican clown show is officially over. In VA, Cantor could have only voted for Mittens or Paul, and he chose Mittens.

    March 4, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  2. Dave

    Of course Cantor is going to Endorse Mitt, He is all about the Rich, Richer & Richest which Mitt is. Like Mitt, Eric doesnt give a damn about the workin Man!

    March 4, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Is the endorsement because one republican caused near depression in the last four years is never enough?

    March 4, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. walter

    Don't know if Cantor's endorsement is a good thing...he's programmed to follow Ayn Rand, the philosopher of selfishness and anti-Christianity.

    March 4, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  5. Ken

    Romney just keeps pilling up endorsements and just received his 5th win in a row winning Arizona, Mich , Maine,Wyoming and now Washington. And all Santorum can do is Whine and complain.

    March 4, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  6. Ken

    Pro-bailout candiates UNITE!!!! Print money till you drop!!!!

    March 4, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  7. ForGoodOfAll

    Having an endorsement from Cantor is the kiss of death.

    March 4, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  8. Kris

    Eric Canor is as disgusting and corrupt as Newt Gingrich. Big deal.

    March 4, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  9. Dave

    Isn't that just special? Mr.'No Compromise" endorses Mr Flip Flop! The GOP'ers are such a comedy team!! Keep it up boys (yes I MEANT to say boys) you are gonna get Obama re-elected!!!

    March 4, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  10. K. In Miami

    You gotta be kidding........Mr. Cantor waits until Williard gets an obvious lead and then he endorses him.........!

    Ummmm, Mr. Cantor, Mr. Stevie Wonder sent you a note, the note reads;

    Mr. Cantor, this is Stevie Wonder, and even I can see right through you.........!

    I don't know how this guys wife can stomach living in the same house and eating at the same dinner table with him without wanting to just punch the horse manure out of this guy.....

    March 4, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  11. BHPT

    Eric Cantor endorses Romney. Best reason yet to vote for Obama!

    March 4, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  12. Ron Paul

    Wow! What a strong endorsement. Did you feel like you got to know all the candidates well enough just now to endorse?

    March 4, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  13. Tom Curtiss

    So the anti-Christ has spoken and chosen his puppet.

    March 4, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  14. Anonymous

    What !! He's not even speaker yet!

    March 4, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  15. pechampion

    Unfortunately, Cantor is on his way "out" and gee, with so many qualified candidates, I'm surprised he'd pick Mitty. Get a clue, Cantor, there isn't anybody else to pick. You're stuck with a looser for the extreme right and that's exactly why you will loose the elction. Mitty won't "save" your day, any Teabag's day or anybodies day if he's elected. He'll become a clown and nothing but a "joke" for tv.

    March 4, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  16. John

    Eric who???

    March 4, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  17. rabbits

    Says the next speaker of the house wannabe!

    March 4, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  18. rand

    And the next step will be...............You MUST have your abortion performed at THIS government funded abortion clinic and not the PRIVATE abortion clinic across the street. It's only a matter of time before all the rules of contraception will be mandated from the Feds ........from WHO can perform your abortion to WHERE you have to get it!! And women say they're losing their RIGHTS! Well they haven't seen anything YET! And they THINK this administration is HELPING them out. Soon your birth control freedom will be run by the federal free is THAT?? And the argument that conservatives don't want women to have contraception is bogus!!!

    March 4, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  19. Ricardo

    The do nothing congress endorses Romney, good. Now he loses to Obama for good.

    March 4, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  20. Dave

    Just another reason not to vote for Romney!

    March 4, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  21. vic , nashville ,tn

    More establishment republicans will endorse Mitt Romney in couple of weeks thanks to CNN exit poll
    Exit Poll taken by CNN during Michigan primary shows lower income people support Santorum high Income people support Mitt Romney , GOP didn’t want see that now they want wrap up the primary as soon as possible

    March 4, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  22. olepi

    The official corporate blessing.

    March 4, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  23. PlumberJoe

    All the libs hope Romney gets the nod, so CNN just keeps putting Romney news up.

    He's the only guy libs think Obama can beat. Regardless, the faster we get Obama out of office, the faster America will bounce back.

    March 4, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  24. Animenut

    Had to make sure he was backing the horse that shouldn't lose.

    March 4, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  25. SaveRMiddle

    Double ick.

    March 4, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
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