Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Backs Mitt Romney


With the Michigan primary looming on Feb. 28, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is looking to get back in the game in the Great Lakes State. It should be friendly territory for Romney. He won the primary there in 2008, beating John McCain by 9 percent, and his father, George Romney, served as governor during the 1960s.

While five polls released this week have Romney behind Rick Santorum in Michigan, which holds its primary on Feb. 28, on Thursday the former Massachusetts governor got a boost when he won the backing of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder took to the pages of the Detroit News where he penned an op-ed backing Romney.

“I am humbled to have the support of Governor Snyder,” said Romney. “Michigan is where I grew up. Getting the state back on track is personal for me. Governor Snyder is a businessman, like me, and understands firsthand how the Obama administration has stifled job growth and economic expansion in Michigan. Along with the work of conservative leaders like Governor Snyder, we will be able to restore Michigan’s once-thriving economy and help the state lead a national economic recovery.”

“Job one in Michigan is jobs,” Snyder said. “Michigan needs Washington to be an active, innovative and supportive partner in its reinvention so that we can put families back to work and give our children the fulfilling opportunities they deserve. Mitt Romney gets it. He understands the economy and will work with states to create an environment that encourages job growth. Mitt spent his career in the private sector. I am confident that he has the background, courage and vision to get our nation on the path to fiscal responsibility and prosperity. While I respect all candidates in the field, we need someone from outside the broken Beltway system to turn America's economy around. I urge all Michigan voters to support Mitt Romney. Our state deserves a leader like him.”
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