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 McCainCindy McCain says no one in Republican Party carries 'voice of reason' after husband's death Anti-gun violence organization endorses Kelly's Senate bid McCain's family, McCain Institute to promote #ActsOfCivility in marking first anniversary of senator's death 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 PaulGraham promises ObamaCare repeal if Trump, Republicans win in 2020 Conservatives buck Trump over worries of 'socialist' drug pricing Rand Paul to 'limit' August activities due to health MORE (R-Ky.), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoIf Democrats want gun control, they must first concede defeat Conway: Republican concerns about gun reform 'all reconcilable' Five proposals Congress is eyeing after mass shootings MORE (R-Wyo.), Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannKlobuchar urges CNN town hall audience: 'That's when you guys are supposed to cheer, OK?' Michele Bachmann praises Trump: Americans will 'never see a more godly, biblical president' Will Biden lead a 'return to normalcy' in 2020? MORE (R-Minn.), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Democratic field narrows with Inslee exit McConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerIsrael should resist Trump's efforts to politicize support Lobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom Rising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief MORE (R-Ohio), Rep. Spencer BachusSpencer Thomas BachusBiz 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 Export-Import Bank back to full strength after Senate confirmations MORE (R-Ala.), Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.), Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksGOP lawmaker blasts Omar and Tlaib: Netanyahu right to block 'enemies' of Israel Conservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess Overnight Defense: Woman accusing general of sexual assault willing to testify | Joint Chiefs pick warns against early Afghan withdrawal | Tensions rise after Iran tries to block British tanker MORE (R-Ala.), Martha RobyMartha Dubina RobyThe House Republicans and Democrats not seeking reelection in 2020 Hurd retirement leaves GOP gloomy on 2020 Texas GOP lawmaker Conaway announces retirement MORE (R-Ala.), Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerThis week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary 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 JohnsonThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces GOP senator: Gun control debate 'hasn't changed much at all' back home GOP senators call for Barr to release full results of Epstein investigation MORE (R-Wis.), Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanUSCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction Soaring deficits could put Trump in a corner if there's a recession Paul Ryan moving family to Washington MORE (R-Wis.), Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads What the gun safety debate says about Washington Trump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China MORE (R-Fla.), Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeMcConnell, allies lean into Twitter, media 'war' Conservatives buck Trump over worries of 'socialist' drug pricing Criminal justice reform should extend to student financial aid 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 ReichertLymphedema Treatment Act would provide a commonsense solution to a fixable problem Yoder, Messer land on K Street Ex-GOP lawmaker from Washington joins lobbying firm MORE (R-Wash.), Rep. Robert AderholtRobert Brown AderholtHouse advances B agriculture bill Dems advance bill defying Trump State Department cuts Maryland raises legal tobacco purchasing age to 21 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 CantorEmbattled Juul seeks allies in Washington GOP faces tough battle to become 'party of health care' 737 crisis tests Boeing's clout in Washington MORE (R-Va.), Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Worries grow about political violence as midterms approach President Trump’s war on federal waste American patients face too many hurdles in regard to health-care access MORE (R-Okla.), Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio), Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderThe Hill's Morning Report - How will Trump be received in Dayton and El Paso? McConnell faces pressure to bring Senate back for gun legislation Criminal justice reform should extend to student financial aid 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 AyotteTrump makes rare trip to Clinton state, hoping to win back New Hampshire Key endorsements: A who's who in early states Sinema, Gallagher fastest lawmakers in charity race MORE (R-N.H.)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntGOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads Ex-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity GOP group targets McConnell over election security bills in new ad MORE (R-Mo.)
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.)
Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrHoekstra emerges as favorite for top intelligence post Trump casts uncertainty over top intelligence role Trump withdraws Ratcliffe as Intelligence pick MORE (R-N.C.) (endorsed Sen. John McCain in 2008)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranBiden has a lot at stake in first debate The Hill's Morning Report — Trump turns the page back to Mueller probe Trump praises Thad Cochran: 'A real senator with incredible values' MORE (R-Miss.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump to award racing legend Roger Penske with Presidential Medal of Freedom Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist, former Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators MORE (R-Utah) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
Sen. John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenPoll: McConnell is most unpopular senator McConnell ups pressure on White House to get a budget deal Senators introduce bill to prevent border agency from selling personal data 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 KirkAdvocates push for EpiPens on flights after college student's mid-flight allergic reaction Funding the fight against polio Ex-GOP Sen. Kirk registers to lobby 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 MurkowskiOvernight Energy: Green groups sue Trump over Endangered Species Act changes | Bureau of Land Management retirees fight plan to relocate agency | Wildfires in Amazon rainforest burn at record rate Bureau of Land Management retirees fight plan to relocate agency out west The Hill's Morning Report - Progressives, centrists clash in lively Democratic debate MORE (R-Alaska) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (Initially endorsed Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas))
Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanSchumer blasts 'red flag' gun legislation as 'ineffective cop out' McConnell faces pressure to bring Senate back for gun legislation Shaken Portman urges support for 'red flag' laws after Ohio shooting MORE (R-Ohio)
Sen. Jim RischJames (Jim) Elroy RischTrump moves forward with billion F-16 sale to Taiwan Trump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China Overnight Defense: US exits landmark arms control treaty with Russia | Pentagon vows to 'fully pursue' once-banned missiles | Ratcliffe out as intel pick | Trump signs budget deal that boosts defense | Trump defends North Korea's Kim as 'friend' MORE (R-Idaho)
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneSchumer blasts 'red flag' gun legislation as 'ineffective cop out' Lawmakers jump-start talks on privacy bill Trump border fight throws curveball into shutdown prospects 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 AmodeiRevitalize our defense industrial base with mine permitting reform To reduce China's leverage, rebuild America's minerals supply chain GOP staves off immigration revolt — for now 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 BishopNew Endangered Species Act rules provide clarity and enhance species health The House Republicans and Democrats not seeking reelection in 2020 Texas GOP lawmaker Conaway announces retirement 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 ChaffetzHouse Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke GOP senators decline to criticize Acosta after new Epstein charges 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 FlakeAnti-gun violence organization endorses Kelly's Senate bid Arpaio considering running for former sheriff job after Trump pardon Overnight Energy: Warren edges past Sanders in poll of climate-focused voters | Carbon tax shows new signs of life | Greens fuming at Trump plans for development at Bears Ears monument MORE (R-Ariz.) (endorsed McCain in 2008)
Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia Ann Foxx58 GOP lawmakers vote against disaster aid bill The GOP's commitment to electing talented women can help party retake the House When disaster relief hurts MORE (R-N.C.) (endorsed Romney in 2008)
Rep. Jim GerlachJames (Jim) Gerlach2018 midterms: The blue wave or a red dawn? Pa. GOP 'disappointed' by rep retiring after filing deadline Pennsylvania Republican Costello won't seek reelection MORE (R-Pa.) (endorsed Giuliani in 2008)
Rep. Kay GrangerNorvell (Kay) Kay GrangerLobbying world House approves bill increasing federal worker pay House approves 3 billion spending package 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 BeutlerDems push to revive Congress' tech office Bill allowing Congress to hire Dreamers advances House fails to override Trump veto on border wall 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 LummisFormer GOP Rep. Cynthia Lummis files to run for Wyoming Senate seat Former Wyoming GOP lawmaker mulling Senate bid to replace Enzi Liz Cheney faces a big decision on her future 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 RodgersLawmakers deride FTC settlement as weak on Facebook Overnight Energy: Fight over fuel standards intensifies | Democrats grill Trump officials over rule rollback | California official blasts EPA chief over broken talks | Former EPA official says Wheeler lied to Congress EPA head clashes with California over how car emissions negotiations broke down 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 WomackLawmakers pay tribute to late Justice Stevens Rubio asks White House to delay B Pentagon contract over Amazon concerns   New CBO report fuels fight over minimum wage MORE (R-Ark.)

Rick Perry (13)*
Sen. Jim InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeSenate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Democrats, environmentalists blast Trump rollback of endangered species protections Bottom Line MORE (R-Okla.) (endorsed Thompson in 2008)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)
Rep. Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesRepublicans spend more than million at Trump properties Acting FAA chief defends agency's Boeing 737 Max safety certification Thirty-four GOP members buck Trump on disaster bill 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 JohnsonLobbying world Social Security is approaching crisis territory Texas New Members 2019 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 BurgessTrump officials propose easing privacy rules to improve addiction treatment House approves bill raising minimum wage to per hour The 27 Republicans who voted with Democrats to block Trump from taking military action against Iran 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 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 BarlettaHead of Pennsylvania GOP resigns over alleged explicit texts Trump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 GOP trading fancy offices, nice views for life in minority 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 AmashLawmakers blast Trump as Israel bars door to Tlaib and Omar House Democrats targeting six more Trump districts for 2020 Sanford headed to New Hampshire amid talk of challenge to Trump 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 WilsonCities are the future: We need to coordinate their international diplomacy House Problem Solvers are bringing real change to Congress 75 years after D-Day: Service over self MORE (R-S.C.) endorsed Tim Pawlenty, who ended his bid in August.

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