Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) on Wednesday promoted a round of Republican victories in last night's elections in a letter to supporters.

The 2012 presidential hopeful plugged the triumphs of Republican gubernatorial candidates Bob McDonnell (Va.) and Chris Christie (N.J.), emphasizing that his political action committee's endorsement and campaign work for the two candidates. 


"It's exhilarating to wake up to headlines of conservative victories in the battleground elections in Virginia and New Jersey," Romney wrote. "The American people have sent a very strong message to the liberals in Washington, DC that big government is not the answer, and that conservatism is still alive and well."

Romney then requested supporters donate to his PAC.

"We should be proud of what we have accomplished together; but this is no time to rest on our laurels," he wrote. "We must begin building upon these victories today to ensure that we have the resources we need to take back the Congress in 2010."

Romney mainly steered clear of the hotly contested New York special House election that pitted factions of the Republican Party against one another. After centrist Republican Dede Scozzafava dropped out of the race, Romney's Free and Strong PAC sent a $5,000 donation "last-minute" donation to Conservative Party Hoffman. 

Hoffman earned the backing of the national conservative grassroots and other 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls such as Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) and ex-Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska).

But Bill Owens (D) defeated Hoffman, becoming the first Democrat to represent the 23rd district in over 100 years.

Romney only dedicated one sentence to the New York special election.