Lance Endorses Mitt Romney

Rep. Leonard Lance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7) announced today his endorsement of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for President.

“I am proud to endorse Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States,” Lance said. “Mitt is a solid fiscal conservative who is committed to lower taxes, less spending and lower debt and deficits. He is the one candidate with the leadership experience and a record of achievement to help fix our country’s struggling economy.”

Lance was an early supporter of Gov. Romney’s 2008 campaign and the only New Jersey Republican Congressman to endorse Romney during the ’08 Republican Presidential Primary. This year the Seventh District lawmaker is the first member of Congress from the Garden State to endorse the Massachusetts Republican.

“Governor Romney is by far the best candidate to restore fiscal sanity to Washington and get our economy going again. I am proud to lend him my support,” Lance concluded.

Earlier this month, Gov. Chris Christie also announced his support of Romney. In the latest IBOPE Zogby Interactive poll of likely Republican primary voters, Romney trails businessman Herman Cain 39 percent to 19 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich comes in third at 12 percent; no other candidates had double-digit support.

According to that poll, Christie’s endorsement of Romney made no difference to 75 percent of respondents. Only 14 percent said that they were more likely to vote for Romney, but 34 percent said that they had a less favorable view of Christie as a result of the endorsement.

The online survey of 1,077 likely Republican primary voters was conducted from Oct. 18-21.

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