CONTACT: Romney Press Office
December 5, 2011
ROMNEY ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF TENNESSEE CONGRESSMEN JIMMY DUNCAN, DIANE
BLACK AND PHIL ROE
– Mitt Romney today
announced the endorsement of Tennessee Congressmen Jimmy Duncan, Diane
Black and Phil Roe.
“I am honored to receive the support of these great conservative
leaders,” said Mitt Romney. “They share my vision of lower taxes,
reduced spending, and a balanced budget. Each of them understands the
danger our country is facing, and I look forward to working with them
to put America back on the right path.”
Announcing his support, the dean of the Tennessee delegation,
Congressman Jimmy Duncan said, “Citizens in both the Volunteer State
and across the nation are suffering from unemployment, and in 2012, we
must elect a leader who can help get more folks working again.
Mitt Romney is that leader. With his background as a conservative
businessman, I believe strongly that Governor Romney is the best
candidate to defeat President Obama, turn the economy around, and lead
America into prosperity once again.”
“Mitt Romney has a skill set that uniquely qualifies him to lead the
United States at this critical time in our history,” said Congresswoman
Diane Black. “From his experience in the private sector to his
accomplishments as the governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney knows how
to balance a budget and create jobs. I am proud to offer him my
“I am supporting Mitt Romney because he is the proven,
conservative leader who will focus on strengthening our economy,
getting spending under control, reducing the debt, and putting
Americans back to work. He knows how to run a business, and he
understands how to create jobs and help small businesses succeed,” said
Congressman Phil Roe. “As a physician, I'm also pleased that
Governor Romney is committed to repealing the President’s deeply flawed
heath care plan that will put Washington bureaucrats between patients
and their doctors. I am proud to support Mitt Romney for
On Congressmen Black, Duncan, and Roe:
Congressman Jimmy Duncan Was Elected
to the U.S. House In 1988.
He serves The 2nd District Of
Tennessee. Duncan serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee where he is Chairman of the Highways and Transit
Subcommittee. He also serves on the House Committee on Natural
Congresswoman Diane Black Was Elected
To The U.S. House In 2010 And Serves The 6th District Of Tennessee.
Black was elected Freshman Class Representative to the Republican
Policy Committee. She serves on the House Ways and Means Committee,
Oversight and Human Resources Subcommittees on Ways and Means, and the
House Budget Committee.
Congressman Phil Roe Was Elected To
The U.S. House In 2008 And Serves The 1st District Of Tennessee.
Roe serves on the House Education and Workforce Committee and chairs
its Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, and serves
as a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee and its subcommittees on
Oversight and Investigations and Health. He is a physician and has
delivered nearly 5,000 babies.