There’s word that Jason Chaffetz is about to receive a major endorsement from former governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney:
On Thursday the Herald learned that Romney plans to endorse Chaffetz next week, joining Utah Sens. Bob Bennett and Orrin Hatch, and Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., who have already endorsed him.
Cannon, meanwhile, remains cool to his former rival. In a written statement Thursday, Cannon referred to “questions” about Chaffetz from residents of his district, and said he will seek a meeting with him during Congress’s summer recess, which has just begun.
This is excellent news for Jason Chaffetz. I’d be interested to hear what kind of questions Rep. Cannon has, though. I’m imagining something like, “Will you continue my fight for amnesty for illegal aliens?” I don’t think he’d like the answer he’d get.
“Gov. Romney is interested in supporting candidates who will promote policies that will strengthen our families, our economy and our military,” said spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom. “He sees in Jason Chaffetz a dynamic young leader.”
If that is Gov. Romney’s criteria, then Jason Chaffetz is his man.
You can donate to Jason Chaffetz’ campaign here.