Romney endorses Tillis

Posted by Craig Jarvis on May 5, 2014 

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday endorsed Thom Tillis’ bid to replace Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in Washington.

“Now more than ever, Americans need problem-solvers in Washington, D.C.,” Romney is quoted saying in a news release. “Thom is a conservative who has been solving problems in North Carolina as speaker of the House and I am confident he will do the same in Washington.”

In 2012, Romney edged out President Barack Obama by 92,000 votes in North Carolina.

“I consider it a humbling privilege to have earned the endorsement of Mitt Romney,” Tillis said in a statement his campaign released. “His contributions to our nation and our party are unmatched. I have deep respect for Gov. Romney’s devotion to his faith, his family, and the conservative principles he espouses. I am eager to work with him as we strive to win a conservative majority in the US Senate.”

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