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Romney Campaign Press Release - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature

September 19, 2011

Mitt Romney today announced the support of Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger.

"I am proud to announce the addition of Speaker Bolger to my growing Michigan team," said Mitt Romney. "Speaker Bolger joins an already impressive team that will be critical as I campaign in Michigan and spread my message of job creation, less spending, and lower taxes."

Speaker Bolger, who will serve as a Co-Chair of the Michigan campaign, announced his support saying, "Michigan voters have seen firsthand failed policy after failed policy of government creating an environment in which job providers cannot thrive. We have worked hard in the state Legislature to start making Michigan a more competitive place to provide a job, so that it's easier for our citizens to find a career. Mitt Romney has a record of results as a job creator and a governor. Every conversation I've had with Mitt has focused on how he can make America more competitive and how he can work with us to bring more opportunities to Michigan. Of all the candidates, he has the most economic experience. Mitt Romney knows what it will take to get the national economy on the right track so that economic recovery is possible for states like Michigan."

In addition to Speaker Bolger, the following members of the Michigan Legislature announced their support for Mitt Romney:

  • State Senator Dave Hildenbrand
  • State Senator Jim Marleau
  • State Senator John Pappageorge
  • State Representative Kurt Damrow
  • State Representative Joe Haveman
  • State Representative Chuck Moss
  • State Representative Margaret O'Brien
  • State Representative Wayne Schmidt

These legislators join previously released members of the Michigan Legislature supporting Governor Mitt Romney:

  • Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville – Statewide Campaign Co-Chair
  • State Senator Rick Jones
  • State Senator Roger Kahn
  • State Senator Mike Kowall
  • State Senator Phil Pavlov
  • State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker
  • State Representative Dave Agema
  • State Representative Jon Bumstead
  • State Representative Frank Foster
  • State Representative Kurt Heise
  • State Representative Marty Knollenberg
  • State Representative Eileen Kowall
  • State Representative Matt Lori
  • State Representative Greg MacMaster
  • State Representative Mark Ouimet
  • State Representative Lisa Posthumus-Lyons
  • State Representative Paul Scott
  • State Representative John Walsh
  • State Representative Dale Zorn

Background on Jase Bolger:

Speaker Bolger Was First Elected To The State Legislature In 2008. Prior to his election to the Michigan House, Bolger was a Calhoun County Commissioner. Bolger is the founder of a small business that brings work to Michigan and has focused his legislative service on bringing more career opportunities to Michiganders.

Mitt Romney, Romney Campaign Press Release - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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