Three GOP Texas congressmen back Romney
April 5th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
8 years ago

Three GOP Texas congressmen back Romney

(CNN) - Three Republican congressmen from Texas are backing Mitt Romney's bid for the White House.

The former Massachusetts governor's GOP presidential campaign on Thursday announced the support of National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, House Republican Conference Secretary Rep. John Carter and Rep. Mac Thornberry.

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"These three men come from a long line of great conservative leaders from Texas and I am proud to have their support," Romney said in a statement. "They share my goals for a smaller government, less debt and more jobs for our country. They have been hard at work fighting against the failed policies of the Obama Administration. I look forward to working with them to defeat President Obama in November and putting conservative, pro-growth policies in place."

Texas holds its Republican presidential primary on May 29.

While far behind in the battle for the GOP nomination, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania continues to push forward, saying that a win in his home state on April 24 would propel him into May, where the calendar looks more friendly to him, when more conservative states, like Texas, hold primaries.

- CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this story.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pete Sessions • Texas
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. diridi

    these nasty thugs of the nation, support Mittens. Shame on these thugs. Folks, this election is Rich v/s Middle Class America. Just vote all these GOP animals out in Nov. election. God bless. Yes. Obama2012.

    April 5, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  2. GOP Doubling Down on Fascism

    That's sad they won't support Ron Paul since he's from Texas.

    April 5, 2012 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    whoody doo! Where is Duh Duh Duh-bya and his endorsement (aka the kiss of death)?

    April 5, 2012 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  4. Dave

    Now this is a shocker, 3 Texas good ol boys that are also BOUGHT & PAID FOR by big oil Endorsing a Presidential candidate that is BOUGHT & PAID FOR by big oil also. Mark my words. Mitt & Co is fighting viciously The Prez to have that supply from the Keystone go to the ousite markets. The Prez wants 100 % of that supply to stay here. We need to start by CALLING OUT Bohner & Cantor on record of their decision to have it stay in America or have them ON RECORD saying no to that. PRESURE them to adress the issue & put them on the SPOT. This is a matter of National Security besides relief at the pump. Besides builing cars that run on other than gas. We need to stop sending capitol to thr Terrorist that want to harm us by continuing to support the by buying THEIR oil.

    April 5, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Big oil has spoken, and they want their puppets to support Mittens.

    April 5, 2012 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  6. Texas Bob

    Being from Texas I would expect nothing less. This state is in total denial of what is best for America. For proof we have Perry for governor. NUFF SAID

    April 5, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  7. Tony

    All Republican politicians are starting to fall in line. Republican voters, even though they have been told by FOX News and conservative media that Obama's health care plan is government takeover of health care and/or socialism, are now supposed to ignore what they have heard for last couple of years and support the guy who enacted government takeover of health care and/or socialism in Massachusetts.

    April 5, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  8. lisa

    "Sure these "Millionaire Republican Teapartyers,are going to back Romney????? Dahhh! They want 250,000,000 dollars too!!! White collared "Money Mongers,and War Starters!!! Makes my stomach turn!

    April 5, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  9. PJ/TX

    Big surprise.
    FYI – Rick Perry's little jaunt into high profile politics cost the Texas taxpayers $3.6M for 6 months of security
    and he "rejects" any calls to pay it back. Yes, we are stupid to put up with it.

    April 5, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  10. Dave

    Word didirdi!!! the Rich, Richer & Richest & Big Oil against the workin men & women of this Great Nation. This brother is gonna be pullen nothin but D s all up in that booth come Nov!

    April 5, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  11. dm

    The GOP is finally recognizing that the strongest candidate to beat Obama is Romney. That is great news!

    April 5, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  12. Dave

    Mr Personality thanks them very much for their hundreds of millions & says GOUGE, GOUGE, GOUGE, I give you my permission Though my Oil BUDDIES To GOUGE the people & I gonna get me a dozen more Elevators for my homes with somma this money. Screw the workin man & the middle class!!!

    April 5, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  13. Larry L

    These are the same thugs who forced through the law requiring women seeking abortions to ge vaginally probed – not for any medical but for shame, fear and punishment. Texas is in some ways worse than the other "crazy" states in that our Republicans only use right-wing ideology to gather votes from the over-zealous and under-educated. The issues they really care about are loose environmental restrictions for oil exploration and production, low taxes on oil and gas companies, and lately, a blind eye to the fracking industry. Nobody gets Rick Perry's approval without paying the "loyalty tax" to GOP coffers.

    April 5, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  14. gg

    the last time so-called buisness men were in the white house the country went to never ending wars money scams banks and wall street,and the country almost went bankrupt-

    April 5, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  15. Dave

    So hes a draft dodger who loves to ruin peoples lives by firing them & sending teir jobs to china while pocketing the profits in Swiss bank accounts to avoid paying taxes & takes a billion from the US Treasury in Earmarks for his Biain Mormon Buddies & 02 Games. DOES THIS REALLY MAKE HIM SUCH A BAD GUY?

    April 5, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |