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ALABAMA ENDORSEMENTS OF MITT ROMNEY:

   ★ - means endorsed Romney in both 2008 and 2012

   * - means endorsed Romney in 2012

* Fmr. Governor Bob Riley

“It is my honor to endorse Governor Mitt Romney for President,” said Governor Bob Riley. “Mitt Romney is the only candidate with the leadership and business experience to take our country through this difficult economic situation and bring us out stronger. As a small businessman myself, I believe we need someone in the White House who has led in the private sector and knows how to create jobs for Americans, who knows that excessive taxation and regulations only burden small business owners, and who can lead our nation's economy back to prosperity. If ever there was a time for America to have a job creator in the White House, it is now.”


★ Lt. Governor Kay Ivey

“Mitt Romney’s experience is unparalleled,” said Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey, Chairwoman of the Alabama Leadership Team. “I am confident that he is the best candidate to tackle the issues facing our country. He has the right experience as governor and in the private sector to reduce government intrusion, restore fiscal responsibility, and empower the business sector to create quality jobs.”

“Ivey, a 62-year-old veteran of statehouse politics, will be sworn in Monday for her second term as state treasurer.

“She said Romney "is a true conservative" and she was impressed by "his record of making government more responsive to the people." ”

“ "Mitt Romney took office at a time of economic crisis and he turned things around for his state," Ivey said. "I will do the same in Alabama. Mitt Romney was a leader in improving education as governor, and I will be, too. As a candidate for president, Mitt Romney stood up the values of faith and family and defended our cherished way of life. I will do the same here in Alabama as well." ”

“Kay Ivey, said, "Governor Romney's campaign in Alabama continues to grow steadily and gains more support statewide every day. The Alabama Leadership Team will be working hard on Governor Romney's behalf because we believe he is the only candidate in this race who can bring conservative change to Washington. Voters in Alabama can be proud to support a strong fiscal conservative like Mitt Romney. We look forward to working hard on his behalf." ”




★ Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)

'' "Gov. Romney's message of lowering taxes, promoting traditional values, and providing for a strong national defense [should] resonate deeply with the people of Alabama," Rogers, R-Saks, said in a statement.''

Rep. Mike Rogers: "What I hear in D.C. about Governor Romney is people say its a winner, in our Republican conference.

"More people have had a chance to meet him and been just as equally impressed with him as I have been.

"But more importantly than that in this town, is they sense a winner. And we want to keep the Whitehouse in 2008 and Governor Romney is the guy that can do it."

Interviewer: "And can you tell me some values you share with Governor Romney?"

Rep. Mike Rogers: "Well, I'm very pro life, I'm a conservative Repubican from the South. I'm very pro life. I care about that. I care about his fiscal responsibility, and what he's done as governor of Massachusetts. He has really taken a state there that was in deep deficit spending, and turned it around in one term. And this is in an area that is not friendly territory, which demonstrates some real leadership skills and character. I'm about to hit my 25th anniversary and I appreciate the fact that he's been married to the same woman for 38 years."


* More Alabama U.S. Congressmen

* Sen. Richard Shelby

★ Rep. Martha Roby

* Rep. Mo Brooks

* Rep. Jo Bonner

* Rep. Spencer Bachus

Sen. Shelby:

"Senator Shelby fully supports Governor Romney. President Obama's economic policies have failed the American people and drastically accelerated our fiscal problems," said Shelby spokesman Jonathan Graffeo. "On the other hand, Governor Romney as the executive and business experience to establish the conditions necessary for job creation and rein in government spending."

Rep. Bachus:

"It is past time for Republicans to unite behind our candidate for president and that candidate is Mitt Romney," Bachus said in the prepared statement. "Mitt Romney understands private markets and the need to fight against overreaching regulations. His good reputation, strong record of accomplishment, and wide range of experience are things we can be excited about."


Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL)

''Congressman Aderholt said, "As Governor Romney has said, America faces new challenges that must be met with innovative, real solutions. Whether in business or public service, Governor Romney has a proven record of embracing new ideas and providing the strong leadership that our country needs today. I look forward to working with Governor Romney and advancing his optimistic vision for a stronger, safer, and more prosperous nation." ''

''Congressman Robert Aderholt Has Served Over Ten Years In Congress Representing Alabama's Fourth Congressional District. Elected in 1996, Congressman Aderholt is serving his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Alabama's Fourth Congressional District, which spans 14 counties across the northern part of the state. He serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Throughout his years of public service, he has been a leading voice for fiscal discipline and a strong advocate for religious freedom and expression.''


* Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard

Announcing his support, Speaker Hubbard said, “Governor Romney is the leader we need to guide our country through an economic recovery. His private sector experience uniquely qualifies him to understand how to create jobs and grow business. I’m excited to be a member of his team and look forward to helping spread his conservative message across Alabama.”


Stephen Nodine, President of the Mobile County Commission

“Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine said, "Governor Mitt Romney is the only candidate in this race who has demonstrated that he can lead our nation to a brighter future. Governor Romney has the leadership abilities and executive experience to make America stronger and bring conservative policies and principles back to Washington." ”

Commissioner Nodine is also involved in the Mobile Boys and Girls Club. He is the President of the Mobile Business and Professional Association, Co-founder of the Mobile Jump Start Juvenile Boot Camp Program. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Mobile County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Alabama State Port Authority.


Other 2012 Supporters

* Former Congressman Jack Edwards

* House Minority Leader Micky Hammon

* State Representative Phil Williams

* State Representative Lesley Vance

* State Representative Steve Hurst

* State Representative Randy Wood

* State Representative Blaine Galiher

* State Representative David Sessions

* State Representative Mike Hill

* State Representative Richard Baughn

* State Representative Harry Shiver

* State Representative Mike Millican

★ State Representative Mike Ball

* Hoover Mayor Tony Petelos

* State Senator Cam Ward

* Ambassador Bill Cabaniss

* Mary Scott Hunter, State Board of Education

* Randy McKinney, State Board of Education

* Richard Bollinger, Montgomery Councilman

* George Williams, Alabama Republican Party Senior Vice Chairman

* Jeff Peacock, Alabama Republican Party Vice Chair, Districts 1,2

* Sue Neuwien, Alabama Republican Party District 2 Chair

* Marty Connors, fmr. Alabama Republican Party Chairman

* Darius Foster, Alabama Minority GOP Chairman

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State Senator Cam Ward said, “Mitt Romney is the candidate with the vision our country needs. As Governor, he balanced the budget without raising taxes and created jobs. I am confident that, as president, he will be able to get our country moving forward and put Americans back to work.”

Announcing his support, State Representative Blaine Galliher said, “Mitt Romney’s plan for more jobs, smaller government, and less debt is exactly what conservatives are looking for in Alabama. After three years of exploding debt and fewer jobs, it is clear that we need a proven job creator and budget cutter like Mitt Romney in the White House. We are supporting Mitt Romney because our country can’t afford four more years of President Obama and because Alabama deserves a proven leader like Mitt Romney as president.”


Other 2008 Supporters

★ State Rep. Mike Ball

• State Rep. Chad Fincher

• State Rep. Barry Mask

• State Rep. Pat Moore

• State Rep. Elwyn Thomas

• State Board of Education Member David Byers

• Judge Kelli Wise

• Mayor Scottie McCollum, Vestavia Hills

★ Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby

• ...


Birmingham News

  
* OUR VIEW: Republicans' best bet for defeating President Barack Obama is Mitt Romney

"... Romney is an extremely successful businessman and was a very competent governor who accomplished much of his agenda by working across party lines.

"Given an economy that continues to struggle and a Congress at war with itself, Romney's strengths separate him from the Republican Party's other would-be challengers to Obama... He is an able fundraiser and much better organized than his rivals, which reflect well on his competency.

"That competency shone through with Romney's rescue of the scandal-ridden 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Romney came on board after previous leaders resigned amid bribery charges and left the event with a $379 million shortfall. The Games ended up making a $100 million profit.

"In Massachusetts, one of the country's most liberal states, Romney worked with an overwhelmingly Democratic Legislature to adopt sweeping education reforms that included testing and accountability for teachers and schools, as well as incentives for teachers whose students perform well..."


Times Daily

  
* Romney endorsed

"Alabama voters who want to return a Republican to the White House should take a reality check before voting in Tuesday’s primary...

"To defeat President Barack Obama, the GOP will need to capture the support of independents and moderates. Mitt Romney is the only candidate on the ballot with the ability to accomplish this.

"But no one should consider Romney the candidate of last resort. The former governor of Massachusetts is an experienced leader with the skills and integrity needed to guide the world’s most powerful nation.

"He has a record of taking troubled entities and turning them around. That record includes the role he played in saving the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City when the event was threatened by mismanagement and fallout from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...

"With President Obama’s popularity growing — on the wings of an improving economy, successful military operations and a rebounding auto industry — Republicans are seeking a winning candidate in November. We believe that candidate is Mitt Romney."


Montgomery Advertiser - Editorial

“In a recent debate, Mitt Romney showed viewers why he is the best person to reform government. As a businessman, he constantly needed to meet a budget, make cuts where needed, and provide the best possible product to the customer. Politicians in Washington have clearly lost their focus on we, the customer. Mitt Romney will provide the best leadership and will tackle the big spending in Washington and let us keep our heard-earned tax dollars. Alabamians need to vote to bring positive...”