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FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES:

INDEPENDENT:

Ross Perot

"Perot says he intends to vote for Mitt Romney in the Texas Republican primary on March 4, citing Romney's experience in business and his family values."

Ross Perot was a third-party presidential candidate in 1992, getting 19% of the general election vote.

DEMOCRAT:

Howard Dean
Howard
Dean
    

"Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Thursday he feared his party's nominee facing Mitt Romney in the general election more than any other candidate." (CNN)

Howard Dean was "An early front-runner in the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination," the second longest serving governor of Vermont, and is the Democrat Party's national Chairman, a post he held from 2005 to 2009.   Wikipedia - Howard Dean

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REPUBLICAN:

Tom Tancredo

"Once I determined that it was best for the cause that I step down, the question became 'should I endorse another candidate?' I made the decision to do so. There is a candidate that meets several criteria that are critical from my point of view... And finally, and very importantly, he can go the distance...

"And so today, I am doing two things that I believe are in the best interest of this cause. And that cause is of course a secure America. I am withdrawing from the race and I am endorsing Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States.

"Throughout the campaign I have learned a great deal about the candidates. I have certainly been impressed with Governor Romney's ability to solve very complex problems and I believe he is a man of personal integrity and great character. I think he would bring honor to the Oval Office. So I am happy to do this thing".  Tom Tancredo (4:15 minutes into statement)

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Tom Tancredo was a republican party presidential candidate in 2008. A U.S. Representative from Colorado, he is known for his efforts to stop illegal immigration.

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(Including quotes from the two most recent republican presidents and from Senator McCain.)


MITT ROMNEY HAD THE MOST SUPPORT AMONG PUBLIC FIGURES:

By Feb 23, 2007 (approximately one year before Super Tuesday) he had 245 total endorsements, followed by 118 for McCain and 22 for Giuliani. That was more than twice the endorsements of the next leading candidate and ten times the endorsements of the candidate trailing after that. The names of each endorser are given for each candidate.

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This was an increase from 176, 104, and 20 three days earlier (Endorsement Count Rough Cut Feb 20, 2007) and of 171, 93, and 16 respectively the week before. (Endorsement Count Feb 17 2007).

On Aug 15, 2007, a website that tracked only endorsements by key political figures showed him still receiving the widest support, having a total of 68 key endorsements, with 40 for McCain and 4 for Huckabee. That website divided the endorsements into four tiers, with tier 1 being current U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives and Governors, tier 2 being former U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives and Governors, tier 3 being RNC Committee members and tier 4 being the number of states in which the candidate had won the endorsement of a majority of state legislatures. In each category Mitt Romney had the lead.

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By January 1st 2008, another website that tracked only first tier endorsements showed Romney still had the greatest support, with 41 total tier one endorsements, while McCain had 32 and Huckabee had 5.*

*Counts, such as those given in the above references, may not be exact. For example, subtotals included Senator Lott who resigned from Senator McCain's campaign, but not Senator Craig who resigned from Governor Romney's and a subsequent list missed Rep. Mulvaney's (R-SC) Romney endorsement.

Also of note, these are endorsements of public figures, including elected officials. Many private citizens whose name and face are not known to the public came out in favor of or endorsed one candidate or another, but in the end their voice matters most in the election booth. Sen. McCain won the election, and emphasized support he had among individuals in different groups, such as the military. In January 2008, when a talk show host had on his show a former secretary of defense (a visible public figure) who endorsed McCain, the host joked that at least someone endorsed Senator McCain. However, as the guest noted, many people in the pentagon and former government employees who worked under that secretary of defense endorsed Sen. McCain. The host noted that since McCain heads a committee over the military, many of those may be people who did not want to jeopardize funding or programs they were leading. However, if lists of private citizens were counted, such as those people, and including those involved in the political process, just as Sen. McCain won the election, he very well may have led in endorsements.

Governor Romney received enthusiastic endorsements as can be seen by reading a sampling of quotes below. Some have tried to downplay Governor Romney's support by noting only a few incumbent governors endorsed him. However, when the presidential primary voting began with the Iowa Caucus in January 2008, Mitt Romney had received four endorsements from incumbent governors to McCain's three, although a governor who endorsed Romney early on was leaving office and soon became a former governor. But as Super Tuesday neared, a few more governors endorsed Senator McCain.

(Some have felt the governors endorsing McCain around this time had more liberal views on immigration and other issues that best matched Senator McCain. Thomas Sowell had this perspective: "John McCain has now been restored to the position of front runner that the media gave him at the outset.

"Other Republicans are jumping on his bandwagon. This may have less to do with McCain’s own qualities than with the prospect of getting Cabinet posts or Supreme Court appointments as rewards for their political support.")

As Governor Romney led in overall endorsements and in endorsements in so many categories throughout the campaign, often by significant margins, his falling a few governors' endorsements behind McCain in his final two weeks was one area McCain supporters emphasized. Even at that, Governor Romney received a total of nine endorsements from serving and retired governors, a very respectable show of support for a presidential primary, but especially for an underdog in the election.

More significant, is that Governor Romney led in congressional endorsements, the governing body the next president would work with. Also significant, Governor Romney received a competitive (although smaller) number of endorsements in the branch of congress which McCain spent over 20 years in— a branch with less than 50 republicans, most on at least their second 6-year term, who knew McCain well.

Also significant is that the most politically active and informed republicans favored Governor Romney by a noticeable margin. This was reflected in part by Mitt Romney receiving the most endorsements in all tiers. But it was also reflected in his receiving overwhelming support from conservative talk show hosts, strong, widespread support by conservative leaders and pundits, and by his winning 8 out of 10 state caucuses, which the more politically active and informed members of the republican party generally participate in. If the average republican primary voter had been as involved in the election and accurately educated about the candidates, Mitt Romney may have won the most state primaries as well.


SAMPLE OF ELECTED OFFICIALS ENDORSEMENTS OF MITT ROMNEY:

Outgoing Governor Bill Owens (R-Colorado)

"I think he's (Romney's) one of the brightest people I've ever seen in public office," Owens said on the show. "He's a businessman, he's a manager. He is a conservative, he wants to cut taxes."

In a statement, Romney said he was pleased to have a senior advisor who was elected to the Colorado governorship with the greatest majority in the state's history.

"In his eight years as Governor of Colorado, he has shown a commitment to finding the kinds of new and innovative solutions that America needs if we are to meet a new generation of challenges," Romney said.


Governor David Heineman (R-Nebraska)

"In his endorsement statement, Heineman said Romney is “the only candidate who can bring true conservative change to Washington.”

"Romney, he said, has “outlined the clearest vision to move our country forward.”...

"[Senator Chuck] Hagel said he and Heineman talked about the governor’s endorsement.

" “I think the governor used his sense of politics and responsible governance (and) a good, steady understanding of what it takes to lead” in making his choice, Hagel said.

"Hagel described it as “an appropriate endorsement.” "


Fmr. Governor Bill Weld (R-Massachusetts)

MY FONDEST MEMORY of my two terms as governor of Massachusetts in the 1990s was that we reversed the tax-and-spend policies of the Dukakis years, and put the Commonwealth on a new diet of "Live Free or Die" philosophy and "supply-side" economics. From 1991 to 1997, we had 19 tax cuts in Massachusetts, and not a single tax increase. The result, predictably, was an economic resurgence.

I was therefore thrilled when Mitt Romney was elected governor in 2002 and accelerated the Commonwealth's course of fiscal conservatism.

I believe that Romney was a very effective leader for our state. He came into office facing a nearly $3 billion budget gap. Even Democrats conceded that this was the worst fiscal crisis since the Depression. Instead of raising taxes or borrowing more money, Romney cut spending and closed the budget gap. As one commentator said, he "didn't just go after the sacred cows, he went after the whole herd." In his first year, government spending declined from $22.8 billion in Fiscal 2002 to $22.4 billion in Fiscal 2003. This was a tremendous success that Romney would continue to match throughout his four years as head of the Commonwealth. Seeing what he did in Massachusetts, I am proud to support Romney and believe he is the kind of leader we need in Washington.

Anyone who claims that Romney did not cut taxes in Massachusetts is simply mistaken. He cut capital gains taxes, benefiting well over 150,000 residents. Thousands more are currently benefiting from new jobs in the biotech field because of Romney's manufacturing tax relief and because he made the investment tax credit permanent. Thousands of Massachusetts families saved their hard-earned dollars when Romney enacted sales tax holidays. Seniors are benefiting from property tax relief proposed and signed into law by Romney. Our honorable veterans and National Guard members have several new tax breaks because of Romney's belief that they should be taxed less. Commuters can now deduct expenses for travel because Romney believes they shouldn't be penalized for helping increase commerce.

Romney's fiscal achievements were not his only accomplishments in Massachusetts.

Besides tackling government waste and inefficiency, he halted the state's economic tailspin and added tens of thousands of new jobs. He signed into law a health insurance reform modeled on a conservative market-oriented approach that emphasizes personal responsibility. He started the Adams Scholarship, a merit-based program that awards the top 25 percent of high school students in Massachusetts with four years of free tuition at a Massachusetts public college or university. He instituted English immersion in the public schools and abolished the old bilingual education system.

This is a real record of achievement that Romney is running on across the country. I am proud to endorse his candidacy for president of the United States.


U.S. senator Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi)

"At this moment our nation faces unprecedented challenges, and Governor Romney has the experience, vision and values needed to strengthen our country for future generations," Cochran said in a statement issued by the Romney campaign. "Governor Romney is a man of outstanding judgment and strong character."

Senator Cochran of Mississippi became the sixth U.S. Senator to officially endorse Governor Romney by that date.


U.S. Representative Brian Bilbray (R-California)

Congressman Bilbray said, "Our country faces unprecedented challenges and we need a leader with proven executive leadership. That leader is Mitt Romney. He can strengthen our economy because he has worked firsthand in the economy. He will work to strengthen our immigration laws without allowing amnesty to 12-20 million illegal immigrants. I am proud to support Governor Mitt Romney and his campaign to be our next President."

Congressman Bilbray is Chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus and a San Diego native.


Georgia State Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson

“I think he’s the most qualified business person ever to run for president,” the senator said. “If he can manage the Olympics and Massachusetts, he can control Congress.”


Georgia House Speaker Pro Tem Mark Burkhalter

"He's established himself as the conservative candidate who stands for a strong economy," Burkhalter said. "He's a turnaround artist. Everything he's ever taken on, from Massachusetts to the Salt Lake Olympics, he's turned around. We need that in Washington."

"He is the right candidate to lead our country at this time in our nation's history."


Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton

Speaker Jetton said, "Governor Romney is a strong conservative leader who will restore fiscal discipline in our nation's capital. As Governor, he fought for traditional marriage and against tax increases that would have made it harder for businesses to grow. He has the values and the vision that are needed to keep America strong."


U.S. CONGRESSMEN WHO ENDORSED MITT ROMNEY:
  • 01. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) [Alabama-Arkansas]
  • 02. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)
  • 03. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • 04. Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) [California]
  • 05. Rep. John Campbell (R-CA)
  • 06. Rep. Wally Herger (R-CA)
  • 07. Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA)
  • 08. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
  • 09. Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) [Colorado]
  • 10. Fmr. Sen. Hank Brown (R-CO)
  • 11. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO)
  • 12. Fmr. Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-CO)
  • 13. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) [Florida]
  • 14. Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)
  • 15. Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL)
  • 16. Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL)
  • 17. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) [Georgia]
  • 18. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)
  • 19. Rep. John Linder (R-GA) (Feb 6, 2007 - Dec 2007)
  • 20. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)
  • 21. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)
  • 22. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) [Idaho]
  • 23. Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) (May 2007 - Sep 30 2007)
  • 24. Fmr. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) [Illinois-Indiana]
  • 25. Fmr. Rep. Chris Chocola (R-IN)
  • 26. Fmr. Rep. David McIntosh (R-IN)
  • 27. Rep. Ron Lewis (R-KY) [Kansas-Louisiana]
  • 28. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)
  • 29. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY)
  • 30. Rep. Jim McCrery (R-LA)
  • 31. Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA)
  • 32. Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA)
  • 33. Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) [Michigan]
  • 34. Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI)
  • 35. Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI)
  • 36. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)
  • 37. Fmr. Rep. Vin Weber (R-MN) [Minnesota-Montana]
  • 38. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
  • 39. Fmr. Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO)
  • 40. Fmr. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich (R-NV) [Nebraska-Nevada]
  • 41. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) [New Hampshire]
  • 42. Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) [New Jersey-New York]
  • 43. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) [North Carolina-North Dakota]
  • 44. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
  • 45. Fmr. Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-NC)
  • 46. Rep. Ralph Regula (R-OH) [Ohio-Rhode Island]
  • 47. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)
  • 48. Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)
  • 49. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) [South Carolina]
  • 50. Fmr. Rep. Tommy Hartnett (R-SC)
  • 51. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) [Tennessee-Texas]
  • 52. Rep. John Duncan Jr (R-TN)
  • 53. Fmr. Sen. Bill Brock (R-TN)
  • 54. Rep. John Carter (R-TX)
  • 55. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX)
  • 56. Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)
  • 57. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)
  • 58. Fmr. Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX)
  • 59. Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) [Utah]
  • 60. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
  • 61. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)
  • 62. Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT)
  • 63. Late Fmr. Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-WA) [Vermont-West Virginia]
  • 64. Fmr. Rep. Randy Tate (R-WA)
  • 65. Rep. Thomas Petri (R-WI) [Wisconsin]


STATE OFFICIALS WHO ENDORSED MITT ROMNEY:   

(Title at time of endorsement- Some have since left office)

  • 01. State Treasurer Kay Ivey (AL) [Alabama-Arkansas]
  • 02-06. Five State Representatives (AL)
  • 07. State Board of Education Member (AL)
  • 08. Lt. Governor Sean Parnell (AK)
  • 09. State Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom (AK)
  • 10. Fmr. State Sen. Ralph Seekins (AK)
  • 11. Fmr. State Board of Education Member (AK)
  • 12. State Sen. Chuck Gray (AZ)
  • 13. State Rep. Mark Anderson (AZ)
  • 14. State Rep. Rich Crandall (AZ)
  • 15. Fmr. House Minority Leader, Jim Hendren (AR)
  • 16. State Rep. Donna Hutchinson (AR)
  • 17. State Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman (CA) [California]
  • 18-20. Three other State Senators (CA)
  • 21. Assembly Republican Caucus Chairman Bob Huff (CA)
  • 22-29. Eight other Assemblymen (CA)
  • 30. Fmr. State Sec. of Education Marian Bergeson (CA)
  • 31. Fmr. Assembly Leader, Scott Baugh (CA)
  • 32. Fmr. Republican Caucus Chair, Russ Bough (CA)
  • 33-35. Three other fmr. state legislators (CA)
  • 36. Governor Bill Owens (CO) [Colorado]
  • 37. Senate Minority Leader Andy McElhany (CO)
  • 38-40. Three other State Senators (CO)
  • 41. House Minority Leader Michael May (CO)
  • 42-48. Seven other State Representatives (CO)
  • 49. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers
  • 50. Fmr. State Senator Mark Nielsen (CT) [Connecticut-Delaware]
  • 51. State Auditor Tom Wagner (DE)
  • 52. State Rep. Joe Booth (DE)
  • 53. Fmr. Lt. Governor Toni Jennings (FL) [Florida]
  • 54. Fmr. Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood
  • 55. FL Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson
  • 56. FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fmr. Commissioner John Rood
  • 57. Speaker Pro-Tempore, Rep. Dennis Baxley (FL)
  • 58-70. Thirteen more State Representatives (FL)
  • 71-74. Four State Senators (FL)
  • 75. Fmr Senate Majority Leader, Van Poole (FL)
  • 76. Former Speaker of the House Allan Bense (FL)
  • 77. Former Speaker of the House John Thrasher (FL)
  • 78. Fmr. State Rep. Dudley Goodlette (FL)
  • 79. Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson (GA) [Georgia]
  • 80. Senate Republican Caucus Chairman, Dan Moody (GA)
  • 81. State Senator John Douglas (GA)
  • 82. State Senator Lee Hawkins (GA)
  • 83. State Senator Cecil Staton (GA)
  • 84. House Speaker Pro Tempore Mark Burkhalter (GA)
  • 85. State Rep. David Casas (GA)
  • 86. State Rep. Brooks Coleman (GA)
  • 87. State Rep. Jan Jones (GA)
  • 88. State Rep. Chuck Martin (GA)
  • 89. State Rep. Fran Miller (GA)
  • 90. State Rep. Bob Smith (GA)
  • 91. State Rep. Jeff Lewis (GA)
  • 92. State Rep. Ed Lindsey (GA)
  • 93. State Rep. Tim Bearden (GA)
  • 94. State Rep. Steve Davis (GA)
  • 95. State Rep. Earl Ehrhart (GA)
  • 96. State Rep. Johnny Floyd (GA)
  • 97. State Rep. Doug Holt (GA)
  • 98. State Rep. Billy Horne (GA)
  • 99. State Rep. John Lunsford (GA)
  • 100. State Rep. Tom Rice (GA)
  • 101. State Rep. Matt Dollar (GA)
  • 102. State Board of Education Member (GA)
  • 103. Lt. Governor James E. Risch (ID) [Idaho]
  • 104. Sen. Robert L. Geddes, President Pro Tem. (ID)
  • 105. Senate Minority Leader Bart Davis (ID)
  • 106-110. Five more State Senators (ID)
  • 111. Speaker of the House Lawerence Denney (ID)
  • 112. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle (ID)
  • 113-123. Eleven more State Representatives (ID)
  • 124. State Controller Donna Jones (ID)
  • 125. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Luna (ID)
  • 126. State Sen. Dan Rutherford (IL) [Illinois-Indiana]
  • 127. Secretary Of State Todd Rokita (IN)
  • 128. Fmr. State Rep. Dan Dumezich (IN)
  • 129. Senate Republican Leader Ron Wieck (IA) [Iowa]
  • 130-33. Four additional Senators (IA)
  • 134. House Republican Leader Christopher Rants (IA)
  • 135-146. Twelve additional Representatives (IA)
  • 147. Fmr. Senate Majority Leader Stewart Iverson (IA)
  • 148. Fmr. House Speaker Brent Siegrist (IA)
  • 149. Fmr. Representative Jim Kurtenbach (IA)
  • 150. Secretary of State Trey Grayson (KY) [Kansas-Louisiana]
  • 151. Fmr. State Sen. Kenneth Hollis (LA)
  • 152. Deputy Secretary of Veteran Affairs Joey Strickland (LA)
  • 153. State Sen. Jon Courtney (ME) [Maine-Maryland]
  • 154. State Sen. Richard Nass (ME)
  • 155. State Sen. Doug Smith (ME)
  • 156. State Sen. Lois Snowe-Mello (ME)
  • 157. State Sen. Chandler E. Woodcock (ME)
  • 158. Fmr. Senate Republican Leader Paul Davis (ME)
  • 159. Fmr. State Rep. Peter Cianchette (ME)
  • 160. Senate Minority Whip Allan Kittleman (MD)
  • 161-63. Three additional State Senators (MD)
  • 164. Fmr. Governor Bill Weld (MA) [Massachusetts]
  • 165. Fmr. Lt. Governor Donald Dwight (MA)
  • 166. Fmr. Lt. Governor Kerry Healey (MA)
  • 167. State Sen. Scott Brown (MA)
  • 168. State Sen. Robert Hedlund (MA)
  • 169-186. 18 of 19 Republican State Reps. (MA)
  • 187. Fmr. Lt. Governor Connie Binsfeld (MI) [Michigan]
  • 188. Fmr. Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus (MI)
  • 189. Senate Majority Whip Jason Allen (MI)
  • 190. Speaker of the House Craig DeRoche (MI)
  • 191-233. 43 more members of the Legislature (MI)
  • 234. Fmr. Sen. Majority Leader Ken Sikkema (MI)
  • 235-240. Six more former State Legislators (MI)
  • 241. State Senator David Haan (MN) [Minnesota-Montana]
  • 242. Fmr. State Sen. Linda Runbeck (MN)
  • 243. State Legislator Matt Dean (MN)
  • 244. State Legislator Paul Kohls (MN)
  • 245. Governor Matt Blunt (MO)
  • 246. House Speaker Rod Jetton (MO)
  • 247. House Speaker-elect Ron Richard (MO)
  • 248. Speaker Pro Tempore Bryan Pratt (MO)
  • 249-255. Seven more State Representatives (MO)
  • 256. State Senator Gary Nodler (MO)
  • 257. State Senator Jason Crowell (MO)
  • 258. Fmr. Speaker Pro Tem Rep. Carl Bearden (MO)
  • 259. Fmr. State Rep. Jack Jackson (MO)
  • 260. Fmr. Governor Tim Babcock (MT)
  • 261. Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson
  • 262. House Speaker Pro Tempore Debby Barrett (MT)
  • 263-269. Seven more State Representatives (MT)
  • 270. State Senator Rick Laible (MT)
  • 271. Governor David Heineman (NE) [Nebraska-Nevada]
  • 272. Fmr. Governor Kenny Guinn (NV)
  • 273. Assembly Republican Whip Joe Hardy (NV)
  • 274-279. Six more State Legislators (NV)
  • 280-319. Forty New Hampshire Legislators (NH) [New Hampshire]
  • 320. Fmr. Senate President Tom Eaton (NH)
  • 321. Fmr. Speaker of the House Gene Chandler (NH)
  • 322. Fmr. Speaker of the House Donna Sytek (NH)
  • 323-328. Six more former Legislators (NH)
  • 329. Fmr. NH Attorney General Tom Rath (NH)
  • 330. Fmr. NH Attorney General Peter Heed (NH)
  • 331. Fmr. Assistant Attorney General Craig Donais (NH)
  • 332. State Senate Minority Leader Leonard Lance (NJ) [New Jersey-New York]
  • 333. State Sen. Joe Kyrillos (NJ)
  • 334. State Rep. Don Dietrich (ND) [North Carolina-North Dakota]
  • 335. State Rep. George Keiser (ND)
  • 336. Fmr. State Tax Commissioner, Rep. Rick Clayburgh (ND)
  • 337. State Sen. Kevin Coughlin (OH) [Ohio-Rhode Island]
  • 338. State Sen. Bob Schuler (OH)
  • 339. State Rep. Shannon Jones (OH)
  • 340. Fmr. Senate President Richard Finan (OH)
  • 341. State Rep. Douglas Cox (OK)
  • 342. State Rep. David Derby (OK)
  • 343. Fmr. House Speaker Todd Hiett (OK)
  • 344. Governor Don Carcieri (RI)
  • 345. State Rep. Joseph A. Trillo (RI)
  • 346. Fmr. Governor James B. Edwards (SC) [South Carolina]
  • 347. House Republican Whip Nikki Haley (SC)
  • 348-357. 10 more State Legislators (SC)
  • 358. Fmr. Interim State Treasurer Ken Wingate (SC)
  • 359. Fmr. State Senator Larry Richter (SC)
  • 360. Fmr. Governor Winfield Dunn (TN) [Tennessee-Texas]
  • 361. State Sen. Mae Beavers (TN)
  • 362. State Sen. Diane Black (TN)
  • 363. State Sen. Jack Jackson (TN)
  • 364. State Sen. Bill Ketron (TN)
  • 365. State Sen. Paul Stanley (TN)
  • 366. State Rep. Chris Crider (TN)
  • 367. State Rep. Jimmy Eldridge (TN)
  • 368. State Rep. Curtis Johnson (TN)
  • 369. State Rep. Phillip Johnson (TN)
  • 370. State Rep. Susan Lynn (TN)
  • 371. State Rep. Debra Young Maggart (TN)
  • 372. State Rep. Steve McManus (TN)
  • 373. State Rep. Jason Mumpower (TN)
  • 374. State Rep. Charles Sargent (TN)
  • 375. State Rep. Parkey Strader (TN)
  • 376. Fmr. State Rep. R. Brad Martin (TN)
  • 377. Retired Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips, Texas Supreme Court (TX)
  • 378. Lt. Governor Gary Herbert (UT) [Utah]
  • 379-423. 45 House Republicans (UT)
  • 424-439. 16 Senate Republicans (UT)
  • 440. Lt. Governor Bill Bolling (VA)
  • 441. House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith (VA) [Vermont-West Virginia]
  • 442. State Senator Don Benton, Vancouver (WA)
  • 443. Fmr. House Minority Leader Bob Ashley (WV)
  • 444. Fmr. House member James M. McCutcheon (WV)
  • 445. State Senator Ted Kanavas (WI) [Wisconsin]
  • 446-453. Eight State Legislators (WY) [Wyoming]
  • 454. Fmr. Majority Floor Leader Ron Micheli (WY)
  • 455. Fmr. State Representative Clarene Law (WY)


LOCAL OFFICIALS WHO ENDORSED MITT ROMNEY:

(Title at time of endorsement- Some may have since left office)

  • 01. Mobile County Commission President, Stephen Nodine (AL)
  • 02. Mayor Scottie McCollum, Vestavia Hills (AL)
  • 03. Councilwoman Martha Roby, Montgomery City (AL)
  • 04. Judge Kelli Wise (AL)
  • 05. Sheriff Joe Arpaio (AZ)
  • 06. Mayor Tom Shope, Coolidge (AZ)
  • 07. Mayor Art Sanders, Queen Creek (AZ)
  • 08. Town Councilman Don Skousen, Gilbert (AZ)
  • 09. Santa Barbara County Supervisor Brooks Firestone (CA)
  • 10. Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone (CA)
  • 11. Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell (CA)
  • 12. Chairman San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, Paul Biane
  • 13. Fmr. Chairman San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors,
         San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus (CA)
  • 14. San Bernardino County Supervisor of District 1, Brad Mitzelfelt (CA)
  • 15. Mayor Shawn Nelson, Fullerton (CA)
  • 16. Mayor Michael "Mickey" Cafagna, Poway (CA)
  • 17. Mayor Morris Vance, Vista (CA)
  • 18. Mayor Greg Brown, La Canada (CA)
  • 19. Mayor Pro Temp Jim Davis, Antioch (CA)
  • 20. Deputy Mayor Jerome Stocks, Encinitas (CA)
  • 21. San Diego County Treasurer Dan McAllister (CA)
  • 22. San Diego School Board Member Mitz Lee (CA)
  • 23. District Attorney Kirk Andrus, Siskiyou County (CA)
  • 24. City Councilman Jerry Duncan, Fresno (CA)
  • 25. City Councilman Richard Stewart, Moreno Valley (CA)
  • 26. City Councilman Keith Curry, Newport Beach (CA)
  • 27. City Councilman Don Higginson, Poway (CA)
  • 28. Town Councilwoman Sharon Hales, La Crescenta (CA)
  • 29. Mayor Lionel Rivera, Colorado Springs (CO)
  • 30. Mayor David Casiano, Parker (CO)
  • 31. Mayor Dave Clark, Mayor Pro Tem - Loveland (CO)
  • 32. Mayor Eric Hansen, Thornton (CO)
  • 33. Fmr. Mayor Ray Martinez, Fort Collins (CO)
  • 34. District Attorney Ken Buck, Weld County (CO)
  • 35. County Commissioner Jim Dyer, Arapahoe (CO)
  • 36. County Commissioner Wayne Williams, El Paso (CO)
  • 37. City Councilman Walt Skowron, Loveland (CO)
  • 38. University of Colorado Regent Steve Bosley (CO)
  • 39. University of Colorado Regent Kyle Hybl (CO)
  • 40. Mayor Mark Boughton, Danbury (CT)
  • 41. First Selectman of Greenwich, Jim Lash (CT)
  • 42. Mayor John Peyton, Jacksonville (FL)
  • 43. Councilman Art Shad, Jacksonville (FL)
  • 44. Councilman Lake Ray, Jacksonville (FL)
  • 45. Sheriff John H. Rutherford, Jacksonville (FL)
  • 46. Sheriff Don Hunter, Collier County (FL)
  • 47. Sheriff T.L. "Tommy" Seagraves, Nassau County (FL)
  • 48. Sheriff David Shoar, St. Johns County (FL)
  • 49. Mayor Rick Baker, St. Petersburg (FL)
  • 50. City Councilman Bill Foster, St. Petersburg (FL)
  • 51. Mayor Frank Hibbard, Clearwater (FL)
  • 52. Vice-Mayor Troy R. Samuels, Miramar (FL)
  • 53. County Commissioner David Russell, Jr., Hernando (FL)
  • 54. County Commissioner Ann Hildebrand, Pasco (FL)
  • 55. Fmr. County Commissioner Edward Kennedy, Broward (FL)
  • 56. City Commissioner Ted Mena, Coral Springs (FL)
  • 57. Mayor Manny Marono, Sweetwater (FL)
  • 58-64. Seven Sweetwater City Commissioners (FL)
  • 65-68. Four Virginia Gardens City Commissioners (FL)
  • 69. Vice Mayor Pete Cabrera, Doral (FL)
  • 70. City Councilman Tim Meerbott, Cutler Bay (FL)
  • 71. City Councilwoman Isis Garcia-Martinez, Hialeah (FL)
  • 72. Chairman Bruno A. Barreiro, Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners (FL)
  • 73. Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Miami-Dade (FL)
  • 74. School Board Chair Agustin "Gus" Barrera, Miami-Dade (FL)
  • 75. School Board Vice Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, Miami-Dade (FL)
  • 76. School Board fmr. Chair Frank Bolaños, Miami-Dade (FL)
  • 77. Mayor Mike Bodker, Johns Creek (GA)
  • 78. Chairman Sam Olens, Cobb County Board of Commissioners (GA)
  • 79. Retired Chicago Police Chief John Heick (IL)
  • 80. Sheriff Chad Leonard, Dallas County (IA)
  • 81. County Auditor Mary Mosiman, Story County (IA)
  • 82. Fmr. County Supervisor Greg Adamson, Scott County (IA)
  • 83. Warren Township Trustee Gannon Hendrick (IA)
  • 84. City Councilman Mick Snieder, Orange City (IA)
  • 85. City Councilman Scott Cirksena, Clive City (IA)
  • 86. City Councilman Brent Hoffman, Sioux City (IA)
  • 87. Fmr. Mayor Carlos Mayans, Wichita (KS)
  • 88. Mayor Eddie Price, Mandeville (LA)
  • 89. City Councilman Tom Capella, Jefferson Parish (LA)
  • 90. Parish President Kevin C. Davis, St. Tammany (LA)
  • 91. Fmr. Parish President Ronnie Hughes, Ascension Parish (LA)
  • 92. County Clerk Robert Duckworth, Anne Arundel County (MD)
  • 93. Councilman Greg Fox, Howard County (MD)
  • 94. Fmr. Councilman Doug Riley, Baltimore County (MD)
  • 95. District Attorney Tim Cruz (MA)
  • 96. District Attorney Michael O'Keefe (MA)
  • 97. District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel (MA)
  • 98. Sheriff Frank Cousins, Essex County (MA)
  • 99. Sheriff James Cummings, Barnstable County (MA)
  • 100. Sheriff Tom Hodgson, Bristol County (MA)
  • 101. Mayor Michael Sullivan, Lawrence (MA)
  • 102. Sheriff Bob Bezotte, Livingston County (MI)
  • 103. Sheriff Mike Bouchard, Oakland County (MI)
  • 104. Sheriff Jerry Nielson, Midland County (MI)
  • 105. Mayor Jack Kirksey, Livonia (MI)
  • 106. Mayor Darlene Talaske, Reed City (MI)
  • 107. Township Trustee Jim Stamas, Midland (MI)
  • 108. Township Trustee Sandra Raines, Sidney (MI)
  • 109. Township Supervisor Julie Atkinson, Homer (MI)
  • 110. Commissioner Vaughn Begick, Bay County (MI)
  • 111. Commissioner Jan Bunting, Gratiot County (MI)
  • 112. Commissioner James Leibeg, Midland County (MI)
  • 113. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County (MI)
  • 114. County Prosecutor David Gorcyca, Oakland County (MI)
  • 115-18. Four current & two former Oakland County Commissioners (MI)
  • 119. Commissioner Dave Buckley, Bloomfield Twp (MI)
  • 120. Treasurer Dan Devine, Bloomfield Twp (MI)
  • 121. Supervisor Dave Payne, Bloomfield Twp (MI)
  • 122. Supervisor Mike Kowall, White Lake Twp (MI)
  • 123. City Manager Rich Blatchford, Newaygo (MI)
  • 124. Register of Deeds Linda Landheer, Newaygo (MI)
  • 125. County Clerk Karen Buie, Muskegon County (MI)
  • 126. County Treasurer Bret Witkowski, Berrien County (MI)
  • 127. Michigan State University Trustee Melanie Foster (MI)
  • 128. Michigan State University Trustee Scott Romney (MI)
  • 129. Michigan State University Trustee Don Nugent (MI)
  • 130. University of Michigan Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (MI)
  • 131. Fmr. U. of Michigan Regent David Brandon (MI)
  • 132. Fmr. U. of Michigan Regent David Porteous (MI)
  • 133. Fmr. Mayor Bev Aplikowski, Arden Hills (MN)
  • 134. Fmr. Mayor John Kysylyczyn, Roseville (MN)
  • 135. Mayor Michael Montandon, North Las Vegas (NV)
  • 136. Vice Chairman (and fmr. Chair) Chip Maxfield,
           Clark County Board of Commissioners (NV)
  • 137. Colorado River Commissioner Jay Bingham
           (also fmr. Clark County Commissioner) (NV)
  • 138. Fmr. Chairman San Parry, Las Vegas Ethics Review Board
           (also Clark County Deputy District Attorney) (NV)
  • 139. Sheriff Dan Linehan, Rockingham County (NH)
  • 140. Sheriff Gerald Marcou, Coos County (NH)
  • 141. Sheriff Craig Wiggin, Belknap County (NH)
  • 142. Fmr. Sheriff Dan Collis, Belknap County (NH)
  • 143. Police Chief Nathanial "Chip" Sawyer, New Hampton (NH)
  • 144. Police Chief Vincent Baiocchetti, Belmont (NH)
  • 145. Police Chief Joseph Collins, Effingham (NH)
  • 146. Police Commission Chair Steve Griffin, Berlin (NH)
  • 147. Police Chief Richard Gendron, Hudson (NH)
  • 148. Police Chief Wade Parsons, Danville (NH)
  • 149. Police Chief Don Briggs, Kingston (NH)
  • 150. Police Chief Paul Donovan, Salem (NH)
  • 151. Mayor George Shivery, Jr., Greenwich Township (NJ)
  • 152. Deputy Mayor Pete Miskofsky, Greenwich Township (NJ)
  • 153. Fmr. Mayor Carolann Garafola, Warren Township (NJ)
  • 154. Fmr. Mayor Pat Kramer, Paterson (NJ)
  • 155. Municipal Chair Bonnie Plotkin, Warren Township (NJ)
  • 156. Chairman Dominic Magnolo, Mercer County Board of Elections (NJ)
  • 157. Councilwoman Grace Cangemi, Red Bank (NJ)
  • 158. Councilman Paul Thurmond, Charleston County (SC)
  • 159. Councilman Henry Fishburne, Charleston County (SC)
  • 160. Councilman Joe Dill, Greenville County (SC)
  • 161. Trustee Kathy Bigham, Winthrop University (SC)
  • 162. Fmr. Circuit Court Judge (& State Sen.) Larry Richter (SC)
  • 163. Fmr. City Councilman Brent Taylor, Memphis (TN)
  • 164. Chairman Corey Stewart, Prince William Board of Supervisors (VA)
  • 165. Mayor Randy Eastwood, Kenmore (WA)
  • 166. Sheriff Kim Wolfe, Cabell County (WV)
  • 167. Fmr. County Commissioner Rick Rice, Upshur County (WV)