February 28, 2012
NEW — 11:50 a.m. Feb. 28, 2012
Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, a former King County sheriff and the Newcastle representative in Congress, endorsed GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, campaign officials announced Tuesday morning.
The endorsement from Reichert came days before Washington Republicans gather at caucus sites statewide to select a presidential candidate to face President Barack Obama in November.
“Congressman Reichert has served his community with distinction and it is an honor to have his support,” Romney said in a statement. “I look forward to working with him and the rest of my growing Washington team so that we can defeat President Obama and bring jobs back to Washington state.”
Reichert cited the former Massachusetts governor’s business background as a reason for the endorsement.