Sen. Lee to endorse Romney
March 25th, 2012
06:33 PM ET
10 years ago

Sen. Lee to endorse Romney

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah will endorse GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday, a Romney campaign source confirmed to CNN.

Lee, a popular figure in the Tea Party movement, will be the first member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus to endorse the former Massachusetts governor. Romney previously received the support of most of the Utah congressional delegation, including Sen. Orrin Hatch and Representatives Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop.

Utah is scheduled to hold its primary on June 26.

News of the endorsement was first reported by The Salt Lake Tribune.

Filed under: Mike Lee • Mitt Romney • Utah
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Bill Karoly

    Mr Romney needs to start sounding like a conservative. He seems wishy washy to me. I am a Morman and a Republican and I prefer Rick Santorum over Mitt Romney. Mr Romney does not relate to most Americans. Most of us were not handed life on a silver spoon as he was. It looks like Mr Romney may very well be our party nomine and I will vote for him if he's my only choice.

    March 26, 2012 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  2. Surprised, really I am.

    The endorsement coming from a Utah Sen. is really surprising and badly needed for Romney to carry the Mormon state of Utah. Wow, with this endorsement projections take Romney's numbers from 91% to 93%.

    March 26, 2012 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  3. Che Harden

    Who cares.News would be a endosement by a Democrat.Everyone knows he is the logical choice.This is happening because the Tea Party s chioce doesn't have a chance of winning

    March 26, 2012 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
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