PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President


CONTACT: Romney Press Office

March 26, 2012


Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of Utah Senator Mike Lee.
“Mike has been fighting on the frontlines to repeal Obamacare and restore fiscal sanity in Washington,” said Mitt Romney. “I will need the support and hard work of leaders like him if we are going to be successful in shrinking the federal government and restoring America’s promise of freedom and prosperity. I am honored to have Mike’s support and look forward to his advice in the coming months.”
Announcing his support, Senator Lee said, “If Republicans want to repeal President Obama’s unconstitutional health care plan, restore limited government and individual liberty, they must unite behind Mitt Romney. He is the one candidate who will be able to win in November and implement policies that conservatives like me have been fighting for in the Senate. Conservatives can’t afford to allow President Obama to have another four years in office. That is why I support Mitt Romney and urge my fellow constitutional conservatives to support him as the nominee of our party.”
Background on Senator Mike Lee:
Senator Lee Was Elected In 2010. Senator Lee sits on the Judiciary Committee, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Foreign Relations Committee and the Joint Economic Committee. Senator Lee is one of the Senate’s strongest defenders of the Constitution and advocates for smaller government and individual liberty.


For Immediate Release
March 25, 2012
Contact: DNC Press
DNC Statement on Mike Lee’s Endorsement of Mitt Romney

Washington, DC—DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse released the following statement on Utah Senator Mike Lee’s endorsement of Mitt Romney tomorrow:
“Mitt Romney apparently isn’t the only Republican willing to etch-a-sketch his positions and principles for political gain.   Just two years after basing his insurgent campaign for Senate against Republican Senator Bennett’s vote for TARP, which he called the ‘largest redistribution of wealth ever encapsulated in one piece of legislation,’ Senator Mike Lee tomorrow is endorsing the TARP-supporting Mitt Romney for president. Mitt Romney has been outspoken in his support for TARP, going so far as to credit TARP for saving the American economy just last week.
“How will Mitt Romney justify an endorsement of someone elected on the sole premise that TARP was a government overreach when he so forcefully defends the role of TARP in saving the economy?   No doubt, this will be another etch-a-sketch moment where Mitt believes he can shake his inconsistencies and lack of core beliefs away to achieve his own political ends.”