Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday and is campaigning with him in South Carolina Friday, The Hill
The former Massachusetts governor is a “results-oriented conservative,” McDonnell said in a Romney campaign press release
"America needs leadership and that's what governors do: They lead," McDonnell said. "Governors actually have to find solutions and bring all parties together in order to get results for their citizens. They can't just sit back and cast votes.”
The endorsement of McDonnell, who is frequently cited as a possible vice presidential candidate, was highly sought by the White House contestants. Many politicos expected McDonnell to back his buddy Rick Perry, but the Texas governor quit the race Thursday.
“Mitt Romney has been an effective leader his entire life, in business, the Olympics and as governor,” McDonnell said. “President Obama’s lack of leadership experience is now clear. He has failed to turn around the economy and end the gridlock in Washington. Mitt Romney used his leadership ability in a politically difficult environment to balance the budget every year, cut spending and taxes, and create jobs.”
Romney also garnered endorsements from three Texas House members Friday – Kay Granger, Mike Conaway, and Pete Olson.
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