FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kevin Madden
January 23, 2007
Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) will be joining the Romney for President Exploratory Committee.
"I am honored to have the support of Speaker Hastert. As a leader in our Party and former Speaker, his long and continued career of service has been marked by a deep commitment to improving the lives of the American people. Under his leadership, Congress passed the most significant tax relief in a generation, and in the aftermath of September 11, approved historic legislation protecting the American people and supporting the men and women defending our country," said Governor Romney. "Today's announcement is a clear indication that our message is being embraced across the country."
With today's announcement, former Speaker Hastert said: "Our nation
needs proven executive leadership. Whether in business or public
service, Governor Romney has demonstrated a unique ability to inspire people
to go further and reach new levels of accomplishment. He sees the
challenges before us and is not afraid to confront them. Governor
Romney is the right kind of leader for America."
Others On Governor Romney's Growing Congressional Team:
· Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)
· Representative Jim McCrery (R-LA)
· Representative Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA)
· Representative Dave Camp (R-MI)
· Representative Tom Feeney (R-FL)
· Representative Marsha