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 McCainWhy the GOP cannot sweep its Milo scandal under the rug New York Knicks owner gave 0K to pro-Trump group Hannity apologizes for sharing 'inaccurate' story about McCain 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. 

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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 AyotteLewandowski saw no evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire NH governor 'not aware’ of major voter fraud Former NH AG: 'Allegations of voter fraud in NH are baseless' MORE (R-N.H.)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
Sen. Roy BluntRoy BluntA guide to the committees: Senate Judiciary Committee wants briefing, documents on Flynn resignation Intel Dem: House GOP now open to investigating Flynn MORE (R-Mo.)
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.)
Sen. Richard BurrRichard BurrTrump's pick for intel chief to get hearing next week A guide to the committees: Senate Juan Williams: Senate GOP begins to push Trump away MORE (R-N.C.) (endorsed Sen. John McCain in 2008)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Sen. Thad CochranThad CochranA guide to the committees: Senate Mulvaney sworn in as White House budget chief Senate confirms Mulvaney to be Trump’s budget chief MORE (R-Miss.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin HatchA guide to the committees: Senate 7 key players in the GOP's border tax fight Public lands dispute costs Utah a major trade show MORE (R-Utah) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
Sen. John HoevenJohn HoevenA guide to the committees: Senate GOP senators unveil bill to give Congress control of consumer bureau budget Dem senator: DeVos bigger threat to education than grizzlies MORE (R-N.D.)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
Sen. Mike JohannsMike JohannsTo buy a Swiss company, ChemChina must pass through Washington Republican senator vows to block nominees over ObamaCare co-ops Revisiting insurance regulatory reform in a post-crisis world MORE (R-Neb.)
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
Sen. Mark KirkMark KirkGOP senator won't vote to defund Planned Parenthood The Hill's 12:30 Report Trump, judges on collision course 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 MurkowskiGOP senator won't vote to defund Planned Parenthood A guide to the committees: Senate Public lands dispute costs Utah a major trade show MORE (R-Alaska) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (Initially endorsed Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas))
Sen. Rob PortmanRob Portman­ObamaCare fix hinges on Medicaid clash in Senate A guide to the committees: Senate Two tax issues dividing Republicans on ObamaCare MORE (R-Ohio)
Sen. Jim RischJim RischA guide to the committees: Senate Ryan tries to save tax plan Senate GOP votes to silence Warren after speech against Sessions MORE (R-Idaho)
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Sen. John ThuneJohn ThuneLow-income consumer broadband credits mean competitiveness, choice and compassion ­ObamaCare fix hinges on Medicaid clash in Senate A guide to the committees: Senate 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 AmodeiA guide to the committees: House Dems launch early '18 attacks on GOP Senate targets Bush backers flock to Rubio 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 BenishekDan 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 BishopRob BishopA guide to the committees: House Public lands dispute costs Utah a major trade show House votes to overturn Obama drilling rule MORE (R-Utah) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Diane BlackDiane BlackA guide to the committees: House House votes to let states deny federal funds to abortion providers Planned Parenthood targets GOP lawmakers amid ObamaCare protests MORE (R-Tenn.)
Rep. John BoehnerJohn BoehnerHouse markup of ObamaCare repeal bill up in the air Conservatives to Congress: Get moving Boehner: ObamaCare repeal and replace 'not going to happen' MORE (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 chairman criticizes FEMA’s Louisiana flood response Michael Moore: Town hall outcry 'makes the Tea Party look like preschool' Chaffetz probing national park's tweet welcoming new monument 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 FlakeJeff FlakeGreens launch ads against two GOP senators for Pruitt votes GOP groups ramp up pressure on lawmakers over ObamaCare A guide to the committees: Senate MORE (R-Ariz.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia FoxxA guide to the committees: House Repeal without replacement: A bad strategy for kids GOP members offer resolution to repeal 'blacklisting' labor rule MORE (R-N.C.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Jim GerlachJim 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 GrangerKay GrangerA guide to the committees: House Obama released 1M to Palestinians in final hours GOP recruitment goal: More women on ticket MORE (R-Texas) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Tim GriffinTim GriffinTea Party class reassesses record Huckabee's daughter to run '16 campaign Lawmakers seek Purple Heart for victims of Little Rock shooting 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 Herrera BeutlerA guide to the committees: House Republicans who oppose, support Trump refugee order House passes bill to ensure breast milk is allowed on airplanes 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 LummisTrump's Interior candidates would play Russian roulette with West Trump eyes House members for Cabinet jobs Trump aide dodges questions about business dealings 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 RodgersA guide to the committees: House Internet group rolls out new political fundraising tool GOP talking security for ObamaCare protests: report 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 WhitfieldEd 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 WomackSteve WomackProtester at GOP rep town hall: You wasted a lot of money investigating Benghazi, waste a little on Trump A guide to the committees: House Trump tweets about flag burning, setting off a battle MORE (R-Ark.)


Rick Perry (13)*
Sen. Jim InhofeJames InhofeA guide to the committees: Senate GOP considers ways to ‘modernize’ endangered species law GOP bill would eliminate Consumer Financial Protection Bureau MORE (R-Okla.) (endorsed Thompson in 2008)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)
Rep. Sam GravesSam GravesA guide to the committees: House Trump’s infrastructure plan: What we know Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog 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 JohnsonSam JohnsonA guide to the committees: House Physician-owned hospitals: Competition that drives quality GOP bill would gut EPA 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 BurgessA guide to the committees: House Overnight Healthcare: Trump officials weigh fate of birth control mandate | House, DOJ seek delay in ObamaCare lawsuit Top lawmakers from both parties: 'Vaccines save lives' MORE (R-Texas)
Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.)
Rep. Trent FranksTrent FranksGOP rep: Nuke could enter US hidden in marijuana bales A guide to the committees: House Flynn puts FBI director back in spotlight 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 GingreyBeating the drum on healthcare Former GOP chairman joins K Street Former Rep. Gingrey lands on 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 BarlettaLou BarlettaLet D.C. set its immigration enforcement policy A guide to the committees: House Republicans who oppose, support Trump refugee order 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 AmashCongress must reform civil asset forfeiture laws A guide to the committees: House GOP rep pushes back on Trump's tweet about town hall protests 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 WilsonJoe WilsonA guide to the committees: House Overnight Cybersecurity: Flynn fallout | Trump, Trudeau pledge cyber cooperation | Dems want detals on Trump's phone Four areas Republicans have moved to uproot Obama’s legacy MORE (R-S.C.) endorsed Tim Pawlenty, who ended his bid in August.

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