SPONSORED:

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 McCainCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP Ex-McSally aide pleads guilty to stealing over 0K in campaign funds DOJ: Arizona recount could violate civil rights laws 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 PaulOvernight Health Care: Biden announces 1M have enrolled in special ObamaCare sign-up period | Rand Paul clashes with Fauci over coronavirus origins | Biden vows to get 'more aggressive' on lifestyle benefits of vaccines Rand Paul clashes with Fauci over coronavirus origins Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls MORE (R-Ky.), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoBiden to meet with GOP senators amid infrastructure push Republican seeks to use Obama energy policies to criticize Biden  EPA proposes major rule to reduce certain greenhouse gases MORE (R-Wyo.), Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBoehner says he voted for Trump, didn't push back on election claims because he's retired Boehner: Trump 'stepped all over their loyalty' by lying to followers Boehner finally calls it as he sees it MORE (R-Minn.), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill Senate descends into hours-long fight over elections bill Republican governor of Arkansas says 'Trump is dividing our party' MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBiden's relationship with top House Republican is frosty Maher chides Democrats: We 'suck the fun out of everything' Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only MORE (R-Ohio), Rep. Spencer BachusSpencer Thomas BachusManufacturing group leads coalition to urge Congress to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank Biz groups take victory lap on Ex-Im Bank On The Money: White House files notice of China tariff hikes | Dems cite NYT report in push for Trump tax returns | Trump hits Iran with new sanctions | Trump praises GM for selling shuttered Ohio factory | Ex-Im Bank back at full strength MORE (R-Ala.), Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.), Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksRepublicans embrace Trump in effort to reclaim Senate Democrats warn Waters censure move opens floodgates Conservative House members call on Senate to oppose ATF nominee MORE (R-Ala.), Martha RobyMartha Dubina RobyLobbying world House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit The year of the Republican woman MORE (R-Ala.), Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play 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 JohnsonRand Paul clashes with Fauci over coronavirus origins Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort Overnight Health Care: WHO-backed Covax gets a boost from Moderna MORE (R-Wis.), Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBiden's relationship with top House Republican is frosty The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only MORE (R-Wis.), Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate votes to repeal OCC 'true lender' rule Democrats cool on Crist's latest bid for Florida governor Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls MORE (R-Fla.), Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeGOP governor says Republican Party has to allow for differences Republicans urge probe into Amazon government cloud-computing bid: report Allowing a racist slur against Tim Scott to trend confirms social media's activist bias 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 ReichertRep. Kim Schrier defends Washington House seat from GOP challenger Washington Rep. Kim Schrier wins primary Mail ballot surge places Postal Service under spotlight MORE (R-Wash.), Rep. Robert AderholtRobert Brown AderholtHouse Democrats call for paid legal representation in immigration court Mo Brooks expresses interest in running for Shelby's Senate seat Shelby won't run for reelection 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 CantorVirginia GOP candidates for governor gear up for convention Cantor: 'Level of craziness' in Washington has increased 'on both sides' White House says bills are bipartisan even if GOP doesn't vote for them MORE (R-Va.), Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnDHS establishes domestic terror unit within its intelligence office Wasteful 'Endless Frontiers Act' won't counter China's rising influence Congress brings back corrupt, costly, and inequitably earmarks MORE (R-Okla.), Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio), Sen. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderThe Republicans' deep dive into nativism Senate GOP faces retirement brain drain The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation - CDC news on gatherings a step toward normality 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

ADVERTISEMENT
Mitt Romney (110)
Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteSununu seen as top recruit in GOP bid to reclaim Senate Lobbying world Overnight Defense: NATO expanding troops in Iraq MORE (R-N.H.)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSenate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill Senate descends into hours-long fight over elections bill Senate poised for all-day brawl over sweeping elections bill MORE (R-Mo.)
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.)
Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrGOP senator urges Biden to withdraw support for COVID vaccine patent waiver Utah county GOP censures Romney over Trump impeachment vote Battle lines drawn over Biden's support for vaccine waivers MORE (R-N.C.) (endorsed Sen. John McCain in 2008)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranBottom line Bottom line Alabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future MORE (R-Miss.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchBottom line The Republicans' deep dive into nativism Press: Forget bipartisanship — it's dead! MORE (R-Utah) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
Sen. John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenGOP sees immigration as path to regain power The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults now eligible for COVID vaccines The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults can get vaccine; decision Friday on J&J vax MORE (R-N.D.)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
Sen. Mike JohannsMichael (Mike) Owen JohannsMeet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska Farmers, tax incentives can ease the pain of a smaller farm bill Lobbying World MORE (R-Neb.)
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
Sen. Mark KirkMark Steven KirkDuckworth announces reelection bid Brave new world: Why we need a Senate Human Rights Commission  Senate majority battle snags Biden Cabinet hopefuls 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 MurkowskiCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP Utah county GOP censures Romney over Trump impeachment vote Bottom line MORE (R-Alaska) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (Initially endorsed Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas))
Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanHouse conservatives take aim at Schumer-led bipartisan China bill Strengthen CBP regulations to reduce opioid deaths House panel advances bipartisan retirement savings bill MORE (R-Ohio)
Sen. Jim RischJim Elroy RischAny reduction in Energy Department's cybersecurity resources a mistake Biden cancels military-funded border wall projects Senate panel greenlights sweeping China policy bill MORE (R-Idaho)
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneBiden-McConnell cold war unlikely to end at White House Top female GOP senator compares Cheney ousting to 'cancel culture' GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote 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 AmodeiMarjorie Taylor Greene's delay tactics frustrate GOP Capitol Police head cites Biden speech threat for keeping security high Acting chief acknowledges police were unprepared for mob 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's Westerman looks to take on Democrats on climate change House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Westerman tapped as top Republican on House Natural Resources Committee | McMorris Rodgers wins race for top GOP spot on Energy and Commerce | EPA joins conservative social network Parler MORE (R-Utah) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackBottom line Overnight Health Care: Anti-abortion Democrats take heat from party | More states sue Purdue over opioid epidemic | 1 in 4 in poll say high costs led them to skip medical care Lamar Alexander's exit marks end of an era in evolving Tennessee 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 ChaffetzCongress's latest hacking investigation should model its most recent Fox News Audio expands stable of podcasts by adding five new shows The myth of the conservative bestseller 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 FlakeCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  Cindy McCain: Arizona election audit is 'ludicrous' MORE (R-Ariz.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia Ann FoxxHouse Republicans press Biden Education secretary on reopening outreach North Carolina deputy killed in standoff after wellness check Two deputies shot in North Carolina, suspect barricaded in house MORE (R-N.C.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Jim GerlachJames (Jim) GerlachThe business case for employer to employee engagement 2018 midterms: The blue wave or a red dawn? Pa. GOP 'disappointed' by rep retiring after filing deadline MORE (R-Pa.) (endorsed Giuliani in 2008)
Rep. Kay GrangerNorvell (Kay) Kay GrangerRepublican, Democratic lawmakers urge fully funding US assistance to Israel The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults can get vaccine; decision Friday on J&J vax Biden to hold second meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure MORE (R-Texas) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Tim GriffinJohn (Tim) Timothy GriffinTrump faces test of power with early endorsements Trump announces new tranche of endorsements The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by TikTok - Senate trial will have drama, but no surprise ending 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 BeutlerCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP Uninvited Trump is specter at GOP retreat McCarthy defends Trump response to deadly Jan. 6 riot 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 Marie LummisSenate votes to repeal OCC 'true lender' rule Trump muddles Republican messaging on Afghanistan GOP frustration with Liz Cheney 'at a boiling point' 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 RodgersColonial Pipeline attack underscores US energy's vulnerability Hillicon Valley: US, UK authorities say Russian hackers exploited Microsoft vulnerabilities | Lawmakers push for more cyber funds in annual appropriations | Google child care workers ask for transportation stipend Lawmakers push for increased cybersecurity funds in annual appropriations 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 WhitfieldBottom Line Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog What Azerbaijan wants from Israel? MORE (R-Ky.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Steve WomackStephen (Steve) Allen WomackPentagon considers ending massive computing contract: report Marjorie Taylor Greene's delay tactics frustrate GOP Trust between lawmakers reaches all-time low after Capitol riots MORE (R-Ark.)

Rick Perry (13)*
Sen. Jim InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate nixes Trump rule limiting methane regulation | Senate confirms EPA chief: Biden's climate goals are 'an opportunity to lead' | Fine-particle pollution disproportionately hurts people of color: research EPA chief: Biden's climate goals are 'an opportunity to lead' Senate confirms Pentagon policy chief criticized by Republicans for tweets MORE (R-Okla.) (endorsed Thompson in 2008)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)
Rep. Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Congress drawn into pipeline cyberattack, violence in Israel The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Infrastructure, Cheney ouster on deck as Congress returns Hillicon Valley: DOJ to review cyber challenges | Gaetz, House Republicans want to end funding for postal service surveillance | TikTok gets new CEO 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 JohnsonCEO fired after mocking teen for wearing dress to prom Van Taylor wins reelection to Texas seat held by GOP since 1968 House seeks ways to honor John Lewis 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 BurgessTexas Republicans condemn state Democrats for response to official calling Scott an 'Oreo' Americans have decided to give professionals a chance Six ways to visualize a divided America MORE (R-Texas)
Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.)
Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksArizona New Members 2019 Cook shifts 8 House races toward Dems Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership 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 GingreyJohn (Phil) Phillip GingreyEx-Tea Party lawmakers turn heads on K Street 2017's top health care stories, from ObamaCare to opioids Beating the drum on healthcare 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 BarlettaFormer Trump officials eye bids for political office 10 bellwether counties that could signal where the election is headed Bottom Line 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 AmashCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP Biden: 'Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK' Battle rages over vaccine passports 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 WilsonStand and deliver — President Biden's maiden address to Congress Lawmakers want Biden to pressure Saudi Arabia to end Yemen blockade Biden faces deadline pressure on Iran deal MORE (R-S.C.) endorsed Tim Pawlenty, who ended his bid in August.

Feedback, updates on this list can be send to bcusack@thehill.com