Michigan Governor Backs Romney's Presidential Bid

Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 06:55 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday threw his support behind Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination, calling the former Massachusetts governor "the man for the job."

"Given his accomplishments, background, character, experience, ideas and intellect, Mitt Romney has what it takes to build a foundation for America's success in this global economy," Snyder wrote in an op-ed column published Thursday by The Detroit News.

Romney is fighting rival Rick Santorum to win the Feb. 28 Republican primary in Michigan. Losing the contest would be a significant embarrassment for Romney, whose father, George, served as Michigan's governor before losing his presidential bid in 1968.

Snyder — who, like Romney, is a former venture capitalist — was elected in 2010 after campaigning as an outsider with business experience.

In his op-ed, Snyder praised Romney's performance as Massachusetts governor as well as his plans to cut federal government spending.

Snyder's backing caps Romney's significant establishment support in the state, where dozens of local officials have already signed on to back him. Romney spent his childhood in Michigan and won the GOP primary in 2008, and a decision from Snyder to back a rival or to stay out of the presidential contest would have been a blow.

A Republican official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Snyder will speak in support of Romney at an event Thursday in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Romney plans to address a Livonia Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday, and Snyder is expected to appear with him. The Republican official was not authorized to speak publicly about the announcement and requested anonymity.

Campaigning in the state Wednesday, Romney wooed tea party voters with arguments against the federal bailout of the auto industry. He plans to campaign in Ohio as well as Michigan on Thursday.

Romney is fighting rival Rick Santorum to win the Feb. 28 Republican primary in Michigan. Losing the contest would be a significant embarrassment for Romney, whose father, George, served


© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

National Journal: Probability of Republican 'Wave' Growing

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 08:13 AM

Political analysts who are predicting that 2014 will not produce a Republican wave are "whistling past the graveyard," . . .

Quinnipiac: Rick Scott Trails Charlie Crist for Fla. Governor

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 07:50 AM

The race for Florida's next governor is tight, but neither of the two leading candidates is wowing voters, according to  . . .

Perdue Defeats Kingston in Georgia GOP Senate Runoff

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 21:36 PM

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomin . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved