Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday announced his support for Andy Tobin in the race for Congress in eastern Arizona’s District 1.
Tobin, who serves in the state Legislature as House speaker, is running in a three-way primary with state Rep. Adam Kwasman, R-Oro Valley, and rancher and oilman Gary Kiehne. The winner will challenge U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., in the toss-up district in November.
“Andy is a proven conservative whose leadership in Arizona has been crucial to cutting state government spending, lowering taxes and fighting to stop ObamaCare,” Romney said in a written statement released by Tobin’s campaign. “He has the courage and resolve we need in Washington. Andy is a leader who will do the right thing for the people of Arizona.”