In a letter released by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, conservative South Dakota Senator John Thune has endorsed Mitt Romney for President.
Thune becomes the eighth incumbent Republican U.S. Senator to endorse Romney’s candidacy but Thune’s endorsement is probably one of the most important. In addition to South Dakota being an influential neighbor Iowa, the state with the first in the nation presidential caucus, Thune is a favorite of social conservatives and his seal of approval on Romney does help to force some on the right, including evangelicals, to give Romney a second look, especia.ly in the areas that Thune is known to be a solid defender of…….faith, family and some of the issues Romney has been seen as soft on. Issues such as abortion.
Earlier this year, John Thune was himself, widely viewed as a top contender for the Republican Presidential nomination. But the Senator decided against making his own bid in 2012.
Shortly before the email announcing the endorsement of Romney was released, the two men met in Iowa, where Senator Thune initially announced his endorsement
Below is the email that was sent out to Romney’s supporters;
The next election will be the most important in generations. We can choose to continue on the same path with four more years of President Obama’s failed policies or we can choose a leader who has the needed experience to lead an economic recovery.
That leader is Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney has shown throughout his life in the private sector, as leader of the Olympics, as governor, and in this campaign that he will not back down from difficult challenges. His plans to revitalize the private sector and restore our country’s fiscal health are drawn from his 25 year career as a conservative businessman. Washington could use these commonsense principles at such a critical time.
I hope you’ll join me and stand with Mitt today.
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