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Romney Campaign Press Release - U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch Endorses Governor Mitt Romney For President

March 19, 2007


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Boston, MA – Governor Mitt Romney today announced that U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has endorsed his candidacy for President of the United States. Senator Hatch joins a growing list of U.S. Senators who have already announced their support, including Senators Robert Bennett (R-UT) and Jim DeMint (R-SC).

"For more than 30 years, Senator Hatch has been a powerful and effective conservative voice in the United States Senate," said Governor Romney. "Senator Hatch is a leading authority on judicial matters and has worked to cut down the size of government and let hardworking Americans keep more of what they earn. I am honored to have him on my campaign."

"Governor Romney has the leadership qualities we need to bring real change to Washington," said Senator Hatch. "Governor Romney has the vision needed to meet the new generation of challenges facing our country. People in Utah remember well his turning around the 2002 Winter Olympics. His record as Governor is equally remarkable. At a time of unprecedented challenges, we need to elect an innovative problem solver like Governor Romney."

Background On Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT):

Orrin Hatch Is The Senior Senator From Utah Currently Serving His Sixth Term. First elected to the Senate in 1976, Senator Hatch has fought to restrain spending and promote fiscal responsibility within the federal government. He has worked to make permanent the President's 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and reduce the regulatory burdens on businesses. Best known for his chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Hatch participated in the confirmation hearings of eight of the nine current Supreme Court justices and countless federal judges. He was also Chairman of the Labor and Human Resources Committee from 1981-1987. Senator Hatch is the eighth-most senior member of the Senate and fourth-most senior Republican.

Mitt Romney, Romney Campaign Press Release - U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch Endorses Governor Mitt Romney For President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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