Former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney, who is considering running for President on the Republican ticket in 2012, announced a slew of endorsements for races here in Kansas.
The endorsements came through Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC, which will contribute a total of $19,000 to their campaigns.
The list of endorsements are (From the release):
Senator Sam Brownback: Senator Sam Brownback currently serves the people of Kansas in the U.S. Senate, and is now running to become the next Governor of Kansas. For more information about him and his campaign, visit http://www.brownback.com.
Congressman Jerry Moran: Congressman Jerry Moran currently represents the 1st Congressional District of Kansas and is now running to serve the people of Kansas in the U.S. Senate. For more information about him and his campaign, visit http://www.moranforkansas.com.
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins: Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins currently represents the 2nd Congressional District of Kansas and is running for reelection. For more information about her and her campaign, visit http://www.lynnjenkins.com.
State Senator Tim Huelskamp: Tim Huelskamp currently serves as a Kansas State Senator, and is now running to represent the 1st Congressional District of Kansas. For more information about him and his campaign, visit http://www.huelskamp.org.
Mike Pompeo: Mike Pompeo, a successful businessman, is now running to represent the 4th Congressional District of Kansas. For more information about him and his campaign, visit http://www.pompeoforcongress.com.
State Representative Kevin Yoder: Kevin Yoder currently serves as a Kansas State Representative, and is now running to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Kansas. For more information about him and his campaign, visit http://www.yoderforcongress.com.
Kris Kobach: Kris Kobach, an attorney and law professor, is now running to become the next Secretary of State of Kansas. For more information about him and his campaign, visit http://www.kriskobach.org.
The PAC also announced that it is sending $2,000 each to Brownback’s gubernatorial campaign and Kobach’s Secretary of State campaign, $5,000 to Moran’s Senate campaign, and $2,500 each to the Congressional campaigns of Jenkins, Huelskamp, Pompeo, and Yoder.
“Rather than enacting pro-growth policies that will create an environment conducive to job creation, too many of our leaders are instead more focused on growing the size of government. It is more critical than ever before that we elect leaders who will stand up to the culture of higher spending, higher taxes, and higher debt, and that is why I am standing with these candidates today,” said Romney.
These endorsements are another in a series of state rollouts of the PAC’s 2010 endorsements, which are aimed at electing conservative candidates who will work to lower taxes and spending, restore commonsense principles to healthcare and get our economy moving again. As part of this program, Romney’s PAC also has announced endorsements in Ohio, Missouri, California, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Nevada, Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Indiana, Idaho, New Mexico, Virginia, Florida, North Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, Maine, South Dakota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Wyoming, Colorado, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Montana, Nebraska, Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and New York.