Brown, Owens, Suthers, Stapleton announce support for Mitt Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney today announced the support of several Colorado Republican heavyweights including former senators Hank Brown and Wayne Allard, former Governor Bill Owens, former Congressman Bob Beuprez, current Attorney General John Suthers and current Treasurer Walker Stapleton.

“I am proud to earn the support of so many well respected Colorado leaders,” Mitt Romney said in a press release. “I look forward to working with them during my campaign to promote job creation, balance our exploding budgets, and reverse President Obama’s failed policies.”

Announcing his support, Brown said, “Mitt Romney has the proven record to pull our economy out of this downturn. His extraordinary success in both the private and public sectors will help provide the leadership our country needs to restore our economy and the American spirit.”

As Mitt Romney wraps up a Colorado visit with a fundraiser, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement:

“While it’s heartening to know that Romney knows how to choose a travel destination, that’s not enough to hide his disastrous record on the economy, and how harmful his policies would be for Colorado.

“During Romney’s tenure as governor, Massachusetts’ economic performance was one of the worst in the country on all key labor market measures. Under Romney’s watch, Massachusetts not only lagged behind the country as a whole – they even slipped to 47th in job creation.

“Now, Mitt Romney offers to double down on the same flawed policies that led to millions of job losses in 2008. In Colorado, we’ve been down this road of failed economic policies and proposals before, and we’ve seen the result: a harsh blow to middle-class Coloradans.

“While our families are fighting to continue the upward trend in the economy, one thing is clear: Mitt Romney’s policies are far out of touch with Colorado priorities.”

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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