Press Release - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Texas Congressman Lamar Smith
Mitt Romney today announced the endorsement of Texas Congressman Lamar Smith.
"I am proud to have Congressman Smith's support," said Mitt Romney. "On issues that I have focused on such as border security and job creation, Lamar has been at the forefront in the Congress. I look forward to working closely with Lamar both during my campaign and in the effort to fix our struggling economy."
Congressman Lamar Smith said, "Like many Americans, I believe the United States urgently needs to replace Barack Obama as president with a proven leader who will create jobs, reduce the nation's debt and embrace traditional values. The Republican Party is fortunate to have many candidates who are well-qualified to do just that. Last May– three months before Governor Rick Perry announced his candidacy – I committed to supporting Mitt Romney. I support Mitt Romney because I believe that he has the specific skillset needed to turn around the economy: he has a conservative track record as a successful businessman and as a governor who created jobs, cut taxes, and kept spending low."
Background On Congressman Lamar Smith:
Congressman Lamar Smith represents the 21st District in Texas. In the U.S. House, Smith serves as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Prior to his election to Congress, Smith was a member of the Texas House of Representatives. He also was a practicing lawyer and rancher.
Mitt Romney, Press Release - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Texas Congressman Lamar Smith Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/298913