PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President
CONTACT: Romney Press Office
February 24, 2012
SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER: “GOVERNOR ROMNEY HAS
THE EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE THIS COUNTRY NEEDS”
– Senator Lamar
Alexander today announced that he had voted for Mitt Romney during
early-voting in Blount County, Tennessee.
truly honored to earn Lamar’s vote,” said Mitt Romney. “As a
conservative leader in this country for many years, Lamar has been an
outspoken advocate for smaller government, a balanced budget, and
reforming our nation’s broken education system. In the months ahead, I
look forward to his counsel as we look to restore America’s
early-voting today in Blount County, Tenn., Senator Alexander told
media present, “I learned a long time ago that Tennesseans didn’t elect
me to tell them how to vote, but I voted for Governor Romney. We’re
electing a commander in chief who knows something about creating jobs,
not a legislator in chief. For me, Governor Romney is the right choice.
He’s led a state, he’s led a business, he’s led the Olympics. All our
candidates are good Republicans; I don’t think they really disagree
very much. They emphasize their differences, but the important
difference is, Governor Romney has the executive experience this
country needs, he’s a good Republican, he can attract independents, and
I believe he can defeat President Obama and lead our country in a
On Lamar Alexander:
Lamar Alexander Is The Senior Senator
From The State Of Tennessee.
has served in the U.S. Senate since 2003 and is the former Chairman of
the Senate Republican Conference. President George H.W. Bush appointed
him Secretary of Education in 1991. Alexander served as the Governor of
Tennessee from 1979 to 1987. Before being elected to public office,
Alexander was an aide to Senate Minority Leader Howard Baker.