Romney endorses Tillis

05/05/2014 10:26 AM

05/05/2014 10:27 AM

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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