This page is for the endorsements of the 2012 Republican Primary

A key factor in any election is the endorsement a famous, respected, and powerful public figure to a candidate. These play major rolls in the outcome of any popular vote. 2012 endorsements are organized by the candidates who were still running by the Iowa Caucus on January 3rd, 2012. Endorsements include those of members of the U.S. Congress, Governors, and nationally known activists.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (Bowed Out) Edit

  • Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) [1]
  • Social Conservative Activist Phyllis Schlafly [2]
  • Radio Host Glenn Beck[3]
  • TEA Party Express[4]
  • Actor Kelsey Grammer
  • Singer Wayne Newton
  • Hubbard Broadcasting CEO Stanley Hubbard
  • Rush Limbaugh
  • Iowans For Tax Relief PAC
  • Over 200 Iowa Pastors

Speaker Newt Gingrich (Bowed Out) Edit

Dream team

Newt's "Dream Team"

  • Fmr. First Gentleman Todd Palin (R-AK)
  • Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) - formerly supported Bachmann
  • Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)
  • Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
  • Rep.Phil Gingrey (R-GA)
  • Rep.Jack Kingston (R-GA)
  • Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)
  • Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)
  • Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)
  • Rep. Andy Harris of (R-MD)
  • Former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK)
  • Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK)
  • Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
  • Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA)
  • Former Gov. Sonny Perdue (R-GA)
  • Former Gov. Zell Miller (D-GA)
  • Businessman Herman Cain
  • New Hampshire newspaper Union Leader
  • Actor Chuck Norris
  • Fmr. Senator and actor Fred Thompson
  • Radio host Michael Reagan
  • Somos Republicans, a Republican Hispanic group

Governor Jon Huntsman (Bowed Out) Edit

  • Former Homeland Security Sec. Tom Ridge
  • NH Newspaper, Valley News
  • NH Newspaper, The Concord Monitor
  • NH Newspaper, The Keen Sentinel
  • Lew Cramer, President of Utah World Trade Center

Congressman Ron Paul Edit

  • The Republican Liberty Caucus
  • The Daily Iowan
  • Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
  • Fmr. Gov. Gary Johnson (R-NM)
  • Fmr. Gov. Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
  • CEO of Patrick M. Byrne
  • CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Peter Schiff
  • Radio host Alex Jones

Governor Rick Perry (Bowed Out) Edit


Gov. Jindal with Perry

  • Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
  • Rep. John Carter (R-TX)
  • Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
  • Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX)
  • Rep. John Culberson (R-TX)
  • Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)
  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
  • Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX)
  • Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI)
  • Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)
  • Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NV)
  • Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
  • Sherrif Joe Arpaio (R-AZ)
  • Businessman Steve Forbes
  • Actor Dean Cain

Governor Mitt Romney Edit


Gov. Haley with Romney

  • Fmr. President George H.W. Bush
  • Fmr. President George W. Bush
  • Fmr Vice-President Dan Quayle
  • Fmr. First Lady Nancy Reagan
  • Fmr. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
  • Fmr. Attorney General John Ashcroft
  • Fmr. Speaker Newt Gingrich
  • Fmr. U.N. Amb. John Bolton (R-MD)
  • Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
  • Sen, Roy Blunt (R-MO)
  • Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)
  • Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
  • Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
  • Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)
  • Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE)
  • Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID)
  • Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
  • Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
  • Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)
  • Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)
    Bachmann endorses Romney

    Rep. Bachmann speaks at a Romney event

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
  • Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA)
  • Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)
  • Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH)
  • Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL)
  • Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA)
  • Rep. Rob Bishop of (R-UT)
  • Rep. Diane Black of (R-TN)
  • Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
  • Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
  • Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)
  • Rep. John Campbell (R-CA)
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
  • Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC)
  • Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
  • Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL)
  • Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN)
  • Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
  • Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA)
  • Rep. Timothy Griffin (R-AR)
  • Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY)
  • Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY)
  • Rep. Joe Heck of (R-NV)
  • Rep. Wally Herger (R-CA)
  • Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)
  • Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
  • Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
  • Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
  • Rep. Connie Mack IV (R-FL)
  • Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)
  • Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
  • Rep. Howard McKeon (R-CA)
  • Rep. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL)
  • Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH)
  • Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN)
  • Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)
  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
  • Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN)
  • Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL)
  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
  • Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)
  • Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)
  • Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)
  • Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)
  • Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY)
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
  • Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
  • Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ)
  • Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
  • Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
  • Gov. Dave Heinerman (R-NE)
  • Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI)
  • Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA)
  • Gov. Luis Fortuno (R-PR)
  • Gov. Phil Bryant (R-MS)
  • Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN)
  • Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) (formerly endorsed Gingrich)
  • Fmr. Gov. and Amb. to China Jon Huntsman (R-UT)
  • Fmr. Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN)
  • Fmr. Gov. Bob Ehrlich (R-MD)
  • Fmr. Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL)
  • Fmr. RNC Chair Ed Gillespie
  • Businessman Herman Cain (formerly endorsed Gingrich)
  • Businessman Donald Trump of Trump Organization
  • The Des Moines Register
  • The Washington Examiner
  • Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter
  • Country singer Ted Nugent
  • Fmr. NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY)

Senator Rick Santorum (Bowed Out) Edit

  • President of The Family Leader, Bob Vander Plaats
  • Fmr. Rep. and TV Personality Jim Bob Duggar (R-AR)
  • Fmr. Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R-NV)
  • Fmr. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) (formerly endorsed Cain)
  • Author Brad Thor
  • Radio host Sam Clovis
  • Iowa Family Policy Center President Chuck Hurley
  • Family Research Council
  • Focus on the Family leader James Dobson
  • Family Reserach Council leader Tony Perkins
  • Conservative journalist Michelle Malkin
  • Conservative radio host Mark Levin

References Edit

  1. Franks
  2. Schlafly
  3. Beck
  4. TEA Party Express
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