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Romney Campaign Press Release - Tom Monaghan Joins Romney For President

January 09, 2008


Kevin Madden (857) 288-6390

Boston, MA – Today, Tom Monaghan announced that he is endorsing Governor Mitt Romney and his campaign for President of the United States. Monaghan is a noted business man and philanthropist.

"It is an honor for me to endorse Governor Mitt Romney for President. He is a proven leader and has demonstrated his effectiveness in multiple arenas - in his successful business ventures, the running of the Olympics and in politics. I had first hand experience of Mitt's effectiveness and expertise during the sale of Domino's Pizza to Bain Capital," said Tom Monaghan. "Most importantly, Governor Romney is a man of principle. As someone who values the importance of faith in one's life, I recognize in Mitt his deep religious convictions which will serve him well in facing the critical moral issues facing our society. I believe he will stand firm on the pro-life issues and for the traditional family values that our country was founded on and which are so critical to the future of our nation."

With today's announcement, Governor Romney said, "Having known Tom since 1998, I am proud to have his support in this critical election. As a successful business man, he has also been a strong supporter of conservative causes across the country. His philanthropic work has touched the lives of millions."

Background On Tom Monaghan:

Tom Monaghan Is The Chairman Of The Ave Maria Foundation, Which He Founded In 1983. Although best known as the founder of Domino's Pizza and the former owner of the Detroit Tigers, Monaghan is now devoted to non-profit endeavors, specifically his support for Catholic higher education. In 1998, he founded the Ave Maria Institute, which later became Ave Maria College, a Catholic liberal arts institution. The College was the predecessor to Ave Maria University where he currently serves as Chancellor. In August of 2007, the University moved to its permanent campus in Ave Maria, FL.

Mitt Romney, Romney Campaign Press Release - Tom Monaghan Joins Romney For President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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