• U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis
★ U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers
★ U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield
“At a time when our economy is struggling, we need a serious leader who understands how to grow the private sector, not the government. President Obama’s job-killing regulations have failed to get millions of unemployed Americans back to work. From his time as a businessman, Mitt Romney knows what it takes to create jobs and economic growth. As Governor of Massachusetts, he applied his conservative free market principles to government and it worked: he was able to balance the budget without raising taxes, leaving office with a sizable Rainy Day Fund. Washington needs this kind of leadership today.”
“Governor Romney is the right man for the job in the White House,” said Congressman Hal Rogers. “We need proven leadership to get our economy back on track and spur real job creation in the Commonwealth. At the hands of President Obama, Kentucky has been besieged by burdensome red-tape, out-of-control bureaucracies, and ill-advised bailouts left to our children to finance. Kentucky and our country cannot afford to continue on this path. Instead, Mitt Romney has laid out a comprehensive economic plan that gets Main Street rolling again, lessens the tax burden on working families and encourages small business growth and innovation to create real, private sector jobs. His successful business and government experience leave Mitt well prepared to tackle the economic and security challenges ahead. I am proud to support him.”
“WASHINGTON, DC.--U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) offered the following statement today in support of Mitt Romney's candidacy for the President in 2008.
“ "I first met Mitt Romney when he was running the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. In addition to overseeing all the thousands of details that came with the job, he proved homeland security could work in America. He took charge of one of the nation's largest security mobilization efforts just months after September 11th.
“ "As Governor of Massachusetts, he based his agenda on proven conservative principles: smaller government, lower taxes, defending the traditional family, and keeping our citizens safe and secure.
“ "We are in a difficult moment in our Nation's history, but one that also holds great promise to improve our country for years to come. We need a President who can lead the way forward and protect our Nation's gains on homeland security and the war on terrorism. We need a president who continues the great conservative traditions in this era of brutal global competitiveness - focusing on top priorities of growing the economy, expanding health insurance and improving education.
“ "He is the right man for the job - a President who will make America stronger on all fronts." ”
“Making today's announcement, Secretary of State Trey Grayson said, "Governor Mitt Romney is the only candidate in this race who has the leadership experience, strong values and vision to lead our country forward. Mitt Romney's campaign is about making our country stronger by creating a strong military, strong economy and strong families. He understands the need to bring Washington back to the conservative principles that are important to voters in our state. The people of Kentucky can be proud of Mitt Romney as President of the United States...
“ "As 2008 draws near, I am often asked by Republicans, Democrats and Independents who would be the best President," remarked Grayson. "I think Kentuckians should know where I stand and who I believe is best suited to lead our country. I hope that my endorsement encourages many Kentuckians to give serious consideration to Governor Romney and his strong record of achievement." ”
* Kelly Knight - fmr. U.S. Public Delegate, UN General Assembly
* Joe Craft - CEO, Alliance Resource Partners (4th largest coal producer in eastern U.S.)