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Press Release - Mitt Romney Receives Support of Former Senator Elizabeth Dole

December 28, 2011

Mitt Romney today announced the support of former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole.

"I am humbled to have Senator Elizabeth Dole's support," said Mitt Romney. "Throughout her life, she has demonstrated the loyalty and service to her country that should be an example for all public servants. Senator Dole's support will be integral as I take my pro-growth message to voters across the country."

In a letter supporting Mitt Romney, Senator Elizabeth Dole wrote:

"America is facing some of the greatest challenges in our nation's history, in particular with regard to our economic future. It is vitally important that we nominate an individual with both a steady hand for these difficult times and the experience and capabilities to get our country back on track."

"In a phone call Monday afternoon, I advised Governor Romney that I'm supporting him and will do whatever I can to be of assistance between now and the November election. I've been in all of Iowa's 99 counties twice and have met hundreds and hundreds of dedicated voters. Endorsements may not matter, but hopefully my friends in Iowa will also offer their support to the Governor, a man of experience, leadership and unassailable character."

-Elizabeth Dole

Background on Senator Elizabeth Dole:

Elizabeth Dole represented North Carolina in the U.S. Senate from 2003 to 2009. Prior to her election, Senator Dole served in various public roles including Secretary of Transportation under President Reagan and as Secretary of Labor under President George H.W. Bush. Senator Dole is also a past President of the American Red Cross. She is the wife of former Kansas Senator Bob Dole.

Mitt Romney, Press Release - Mitt Romney Receives Support of Former Senator Elizabeth Dole Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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