Romney Gets Bush Endorsement, Focuses on November Elections
Mitt Romney’s candidacy got a big boost when former President George H. W. Bush is said to give his formal endorsement for his candidacy on Thursday. Newt Gingrich also announced that he would scale down his campaign. Rick Santorum also said that he would take the number 2 spot on the Republican ticket in the upcoming election.
Romney is still in the campaign trail as he shuttled from California to Texas for a fundraising trip. He praises Governor Scott Walker for his attempt to curb the excesses that came from the public services union. The president is preparing for a recall election in June after he passed a state legislation that was opposed by organized labor.
Romney’s camp quickly spread the news about former President George H. W. Bush’s endorsement that would be formally bestowed upon Romney on Thursday. But they declined to comment on whether former President George W. Bush would also give his support.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a tea party favorite who had been neutral all throughout the campaign, endorsed Romney last Wednesday. He said that it was clear that Romney would be the nominee and the infighting should stop.
The Democrats have the advantage of being more prepared for the presidential election in November. A Republican National Committee spokesman said that the party had recently opened campaign offices in three swing states that could determine who will be the next president. The party is also set to open campaign offices in seven more states.
On the other side of the fence, Obama’s camp has 18 offices in Florida, nine in Michigan, 12 in Ohio, 13 in Pennsylvania and seven in Nevada. The party has already made 350,000 calls to voters as part of its campaign. Romney is still trying to raise funds for his primary campaign while Obama already reported to have $84 million in the bank for his re-election attempt.