2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President

Mitt Romney has all but officially wrapped up the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, attracting more than 100 endorsements from members of Congress along the way. In 2008, the former Massachusetts governor secured the most congressional endorsements in the GOP primary, but Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Meghan McCain says her father regrets opposition to MLK Day MORE (R-Ariz.) subsequently won the nomination. The list below reflects publicly committed backers of 2012 presidential hopefuls.

LAST UPDATED ON June 8 at 8:05 a.m. 

RECENT UPDATES — Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulNSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year Despite amnesty, DACA bill favors American wage-earners MORE (R-Ky.), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoTrump’s infrastructure plan may slip to next month Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism Trump's infrastructure team to huddle with senators MORE (R-Wyo.), Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannPawlenty opts out of Senate run in Minnesota US ambassador repeated debunked claim that Abedin has 'egregious' ties to Muslim Brotherhood Bachmann considering running for Franken's seat MORE (R-Minn.), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE (R-Ohio), Rep. Spencer BachusSpencer Thomas BachusOvernight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism Manufacturers press Senate to approve Ex-Im board members Now is the time to fix Ex-Im Bank MORE (R-Ala.), Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.), Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Kermit the Frog, Ellen Degeneres among write-ins in Alabama special election Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks reveals he has prostate cancer MORE (R-Ala.), Martha RobyMartha Dubina RobyFormer Moore campaign manager to challenge GOP rep in Alabama Brooks’s prior attacks on Trump could hurt in Alabama Senate race How the GOP came to dominate, and be dominated by, rural voters MORE (R-Ala.), Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerDemocrats search for 51st net neutrality vote Nevada Dems unveil 2018 campaign mascot: 'Mitch McTurtle' Senate campaign fundraising reports roll in MORE (R-Nev.), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senators eager for Romney to join them The House needs to help patients from being victimized by antiquated technology Comey’s original Clinton memo released, cites possible violations MORE (R-Wis.), Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Lawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year MORE (R-Wis.), Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector Senators unveil bipartisan push to deter future election interference Puerto Rico's children need recovery funds MORE (R-Fla.), Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeNSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle With religious liberty memo, Trump made America free to be faithful again This week: Time running out for Congress to avoid shutdown MORE (R-Utah), Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), Rep. Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertGOP angst over midterms grows New chairmen named for health, tax subcommittees House Foreign Affairs chairman to retire MORE (R-Wash.), Rep. Robert AderholtRobert Brown AderholtConservative rips Appropriations chairman over no vote on tax reform CBS series 'Madam Secretary' exploring 'fake news' plot Trump launches all-out assault on Mueller probe MORE (R-Ala.), Timothy Johnson (R-Ill.), Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.), Rep. Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorEric Cantor: Moore ‘deserves to lose’ If we want to make immigration great again, let's make it bipartisan Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns MORE (R-Va.), Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnRepublicans in Congress shouldn't try to bring back earmarks Republicans should know reviving earmarks is a political nightmare Former GOP senator: Trump has a personality disorder MORE (R-Okla.), Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio), Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderWeek ahead: Lawmakers near deal on children's health funding Ryan suggests room for bipartisanship on ObamaCare Time to end fiscal year foolishness MORE (R-Tenn.) — (see note at the bottom of this page)

NOTE — Endorsements in 2008 only noted if the member was serving in Congress at that time

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Mitt Romney (110)
Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteLessons from Alabama: GOP, throw out the old playbook The Hill's 12:30 Report Explaining Democratic victories: It’s gun violence, stupid MORE (R-N.H.)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntGOP senators eager for Romney to join them Senate GOP wary of ending Russia probes, despite pressure GOP on precipice of major end-of-year tax victory MORE (R-Mo.)
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.)
Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrNSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Senate Intel chairman: No need for committee to interview Bannon McConnell: Russia probe must stay bipartisan to be credible MORE (R-N.C.) (endorsed Sen. John McCain in 2008)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranTrump's chief agricultural negotiator will fight for American farmers Rep. Cummings hospitalized, wife suspends gubernatorial campaign Medical cannabis community must join together and resist any action taken against us MORE (R-Miss.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchKoch groups: Don't renew expired tax breaks in government funding bill Hatch tweets link to 'invisible' glasses after getting spotted removing pair that wasn't there DHS giving ‘active defense’ cyber tools to private sector, secretary says MORE (R-Utah) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
Sen. John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenGOP anxious with Trump on trade GOP lawmakers to Trump: Don't fire Mueller Government needs to help small businesses follow regulations MORE (R-N.D.)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
Sen. Mike JohannsMichael (Mike) Owen JohannsFarmers, tax incentives can ease the pain of a smaller farm bill Lobbying World To buy a Swiss company, ChemChina must pass through Washington MORE (R-Neb.)
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
Sen. Mark KirkMark KirkHigh stakes as Trump heads to Hill Five things to watch for at Trump-Senate GOP meeting Giffords, Scalise highlight party differences on guns MORE (R-Ill.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) (the 2008 GOP nominee)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSessions torched by lawmakers for marijuana move Calif. Republican attacks Sessions over marijuana policy Trump's executive order on minerals will boost national defense MORE (R-Alaska) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (Initially endorsed Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas))
Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanFlake's anti-Trump speech will make a lot of noise, but not much sense Top GOP candidate drops out of Ohio Senate race Overnight Tech: Regulators to look at trading in bitcoin futures | Computer chip flaws present new security problem | Zuckerberg vows to improve Facebook in 2018 MORE (R-Ohio)
Sen. Jim RischJames (Jim) Elroy RischGovernment needs to help small businesses follow regulations McConnell works to salvage tax bill The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on Senate tax bill MORE (R-Idaho)
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneWeek ahead: Tech giants to testify on extremist content Overnight Tech: GOP senator presses Apple over phone slowdowns | YouTube cancels projects with Logan Paul after suicide video | CEOs push for DACA fix | Bill would punish credit agencies for breaches GOP senator presses Apple on phone slowdowns MORE (R-S.D.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)
Rep. Sandy Adams (R-Fla.)
Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Mark AmodeiMark Eugene AmodeiDACA advocates see efforts gaining steam in the House Overnight Finance: House passes .2T funding package for 2018 | FTC launches Equifax probe | Mnuchin defends honeymoon jet request | House scraps measure to boost credit union regulator oversight MORE (R-Nev.)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)
Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Charles Bass (R-N.H.)
Rep. Dan BenishekDaniel (Dan) Joseph BenishekRepublican groups launch final ad blitz in key House battlegrounds Tea Party class reassesses record Michigan Republican to retire MORE (R-Mich.) (Initially endorsed Herman Cain; endorsed Romney on Jan. 20)
Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) (endorsed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 2008)
Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Rob BishopRobert (Rob) William BishopGOP chairman slams federal agency involved in Cliven Bundy case GAO finds inconsistencies in processing offshore oil testing Overnight Energy: Senate close to approving Arctic drilling | EPA cancels controversial media tracking contract | Trump officials sound alarm on mineral imports MORE (R-Utah) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackWomack wins initial support to become Budget chairman House Foreign Affairs chairman to retire This week: Clock ticks toward shutdown deadline MORE (R-Tenn.)
Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)
Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.)
Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) (endorsed Giuliani in 2008)

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.)
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.)
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) (Initially endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry; endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)
Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzHouse Oversight slams TSA after report says officials 'interfered' in disciplinary case Gowdy steps down from Ethics Committee, citing 'challenging workload' Criminal referrals by members of Congress raise procedural questions MORE (R-Utah)
Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) (endorsed Romney in 2008) (Initially backed Perry in 2012)
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.)
 (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.)
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) (endorsed Giuliani in 2008)
Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.)
Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) (endorsed ex-Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) in 2008)
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)
Rep. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in House Flake's anti-Trump speech will make a lot of noise, but not much sense MORE (R-Ariz.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia Ann FoxxGOP bill scraps voter registration requirements for colleges GOP looks to scrap Obama-era rule on college credit hours Veterinarians need loan forgiveness program MORE (R-N.C.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Jim GerlachJames (Jim) GerlachFormer reps: Increase support to Ukraine to deter Russia With Trump and GOP Congress, job creators can go on offense Big names free to lobby in 2016 MORE (R-Pa.) (endorsed Giuliani in 2008)
Rep. Kay GrangerNorvell (Kay) Kay GrangerSeven Texas lawmakers leaving Congress means a younger, more diverse delegation House passes .5 billion disaster relief package GOP lawmaker: No town halls because of threats against lawmakers MORE (R-Texas) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Tim GriffinJohn (Tim) Timothy GriffinFlynn discloses lobbying that may have helped Turkey Tea Party class reassesses record Huckabee's daughter to run '16 campaign MORE (R-Ark.)
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.)
Rep. Wally Herger (R-Calif.)
 (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Lynn Herrera BeutlerLove is and always will be the basis of the pro-life movement Overnight Energy: EPA seeks input on changing lead water pipe standards | Zinke takes on harassment at Interior | Greens hit the air against Trump monuments order Conservation group launches M ad campaign hitting Trump monument decision MORE (R-Wash.)
Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.)
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.)
Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) (endorsed Giuliani in 2008)
Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.)
Rep. Cynthia LummisCynthia LummisFemale lawmakers flee House for higher office, retirement Despite a battle won, 'War on Coal' far from over Dems on offense in gubernatorial races MORE (R-Wyo.)
Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) (endorsed Thompson in 2008; dropped White House bid in September)
Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.)
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.)
 (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Overnight Finance: GOP celebrates as final tax vote nears | Senate expected to pass bill tonight | Why the House needs to vote again | Panel rejects Trump pick to head Ex-Im | All major banks pass Fed 'living will' test Trump congratulates House GOP on passing tax bill MORE (R-Wash.)
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) 
Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) (endorsed Giuliani in 2008 and initially endorsed Perry in 2012)
Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) (endorsed Thompson and later McCain in 2008)
Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas)
Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.)
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.)
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio)
Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.)
Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.)
Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.)

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.)
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) (endorsed Giuliani in 2008)
Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas)
Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio)
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.)
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.)
Rep. Ed WhitfieldWayne (Ed) Edward WhitfieldWhy Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog What Azerbaijan wants from Israel? Overnight Energy: Green group sues Exxon over climate science MORE (R-Ky.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Steve WomackStephen (Steve) Allen WomackWomack wins initial support to become Budget chairman Overnight Finance: Trump promises farmers 'better deal' on NAFTA | Clock ticks to shutdown deadline | Dems worry Trump pressuring IRS on withholdings | SEC halts trading in digital currency firm This week: Clock ticks toward shutdown deadline MORE (R-Ark.)


Rick Perry (13)*
Sen. Jim InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeEPA's Pruitt: Bring back 'true environmentalism' Tax cut complete, hawks push for military increase Trump meets with oil-state GOP senators on ethanol mandate MORE (R-Okla.) (endorsed Thompson in 2008)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)
Rep. Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesFive obstacles to Trump's infrastructure ambitions White House still eyeing gas tax hike to pay for infrastructure plan The Hill Interview: Missouri Republican has gavel on his radar MORE (R-Mo.)
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) (endorsed Romney in 2008) (update 4/5 — After Perry's exit, endorses Romney)
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) (endorsed Romney in 2008) (update 1/20 — After Perry's exit, endorses Romney)
Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)
Rep. Sam JohnsonSamuel (Sam) Robert JohnsonNew chairmen named for health, tax subcommittees Seven Texas lawmakers leaving Congress means a younger, more diverse delegation The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill MORE (R-Texas)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Texas)
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas)
Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) (On March 21, Miller endorsed Romney)
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.)


Newt Gingrich (11)*
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas)
Rep. Michael BurgessMichael Clifton BurgessHarvey response puts squeeze on GOP Medicaid efficiency is needed now, more than ever In the politics of healthcare reform, past is prologue MORE (R-Texas)
Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.)
Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksThis week: Time running out for Congress to avoid shutdown Woman accuses New York state senator of sexual misconduct Womack wins initial support to become Budget chairman MORE (R-Ariz.) (endorsed Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) in 2008 and initially backed Bachmann in 2012)
Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.)
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Phil GingreyPhil Gingrey2017's top health care stories, from ObamaCare to opioids Beating the drum on healthcare Former GOP chairman joins K Street MORE (R-Ga.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. David Rivera (R-Fla.)
Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.)
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) (endorsed Thompson, and later, Romney, in 2008)


Rick Santorum (6)*
Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaSenate campaign fundraising reports roll in Dems look to use Moore against GOP Democrats expand House map after election victories MORE (R-Pa.)
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.)
Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.)
Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.)
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.)


Ron Paul (4)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (Endorsed Romney on June 7)
Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashOvernight Defense: House votes to renew surveillance program | More drones, troops headed to Afghanistan | Former officers urge lawmakers to curb Trump's nuclear powers Overnight Tech: House votes to reauthorize surveillance powers | Twitter on defensive after Project Veritas video | Senate panel to hold hearing on bitcoin Overnight Cybersecurity: House votes to renew NSA spying | Trump tweets spark confusion | Signs Russian hackers are targeting Olympics | Bannon expected to appear before House Intel panel MORE (R-Mich.)
Rep. Timothy Johnson (R-Ill.)
Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.)


Jon Huntsman (1)*
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.)


Herman Cain (1)*
Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.) (After Cain dropped out, Benishek endorsed Romney on Jan. 20)


Michele Bachmann (1)
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) (endorsed Hunter in 2008) (On Jan. 13, 2012, Franks endorsed Gingrich)


* — Have dropped out of the presidential race.


NOTE: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said he voted for Romney, but his office has said that was not an endorsement.

Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.), Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Joe WilsonAddison (Joe) Graves WilsonState Department faces mounting cyber threats A Department of Energy foundation: An idea whose time has come Tillerson’s No. 2 faces questions over State cyber closure MORE (R-S.C.) endorsed Tim Pawlenty, who ended his bid in August.

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