Romney sends cash to Maryland Republicans
Mitt Romney, Republican former governor of Massachusetts and often-discussed 2012 presidential contender, announced today that has given money to four Maryland Republicans, including gubernatorial hopeful Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
Romney's Free and Strong America political action committee sent $10,000 to Ehrlich and $2,500 each to U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and congressional candidates Andy Harris and Charles Lollar.
In a statement posted on his web site, Romney said he is "proud to stand with these candidates today." Romney's endorsements of candidates all across the country 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," according to his web site.
Ehrlich said in a statement that he was "honored" by the endorsement. “As an accomplished executive in both the private and public sectors, he understands that the path to economic recovery in Maryland and America begins with empowering entrepreneurs, lowering the tax burden on hardworking families, and reining in government spending. I look forward to applying these principles to state government after November’s election.”
Romney was keynote speaker at this year's Maryland Republican Party fundraising gala. No word yet on whether he'll stump here for Ehrlich.