Mitt Romney Taps Roy Blunt as Congressional Liason
Blunt's endorsement and position as Romney's top congressional liaison was announced Tuesday morning. It's a return to form for Blunt, who helped George W. Bush secure endorsements on Capitol Hill and win the GOP nod.
"Our nation faces historic challenges today, and under President Obama's policies, we've witnessed high unemployment, skyrocketing debt, out-of-control spending, and burdensome regulations that have stifled job creations," Blunt said in a statement issued through the Romney campaign.
"Through his experience in the private sector and as governor, I believe Mitt has the right background to help create more economic certainty and spur job growth in Missouri and nationwide, and that's why I'm proud to lead his congressional team."
So far, Romney's campaign has garnered more endorsements from lawmakers than any other candidate, including Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has been topping polls as the lead Republican candidate.
"It is an honor to have Roy's support," Romney said in a statement. "He has always been a champion of taxpayers and small business owners, and I know that he will be an effective liaison in sharing my vision for America with his colleagues in both the House and the Senate. I look forward to working with Roy as I bring my plan for job creation to Missouri and the rest of the country."