WASHINGTON--GOP White House hopeful Mitt Romney, in Chicago Tuesday for fund-raising, announced the backing of Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.). Earlier, Romney collected the backing of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.); the two are helping Romney raise money for his 2012 bid at Hastert's Plano home.
My post on Romney Tuesday in Chicago is HERE.
below, from Romney campaign....
MITT ROMNEY ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF ILLINOIS CONGRESSMAN AARON SCHOCK
Boston, MA - Mitt Romney today announced the support of Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock.
"In order to improve our financial standing, we must get spending under control," said Mitt Romney. "Congressman Schock has been a leader in the fight to reduce government spending. I am proud to have his endorsement and look forward to working with him to reduce our burdensome debt."
Announcing his support, Congressman Schock said, "Mitt Romney has a record of cutting spending and keeping taxes low that needs to be replicated in Washington. Under President Obama, our national debt has skyrocketed and our prized AAA credit rating has been lost. Mitt Romney has the conservative solutions needed to get Washington off its spending addiction and focused on creating jobs."
Background On Congressman Aaron Schock:
Congressman Aaron Schock Was Elected To The U.S. House In 2008 And Serves The 18th District Of Illinois. In Congress, he serves on the Ways and Means Committee. Prior to his election, Congressman Schock was a member of the Illinois Legislature and the Peoria School Board. Congressman Schock is the youngest member of the U.S. House Of Representatives.