Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Endorses Romney
10:28 AM, Feb 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Arizona governor Jan Brewer endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney this morning on NBC's Meet the Press.
“It was a difficult decision, but I think Mitt by far is the person who can go in and win,” Brewer said, the Washington Post reported. “It’s been an interesting campaign. . . but I think things will settle down and I think after Super Tuesday we’ll have our candidate. . . I think that he handles himself very, very well, but more than that I think that he has that pro-business background and he has that political history that I think that he would serve America the best of all the candidates."
At last week's Republican debate in Mesa, Romney praised Arizona's handling of the immigration issue. "I think you see a model in Arizona," Romney said in response to a question about immigration. "They passed a law here that says -- that says that people who come here and try and find work, that the employer is required to look them up on e- verify. This e-verify system allows employers in Arizona to know who's here legally and who's not here legally. And as a result of e-verify being put in place, the number of people in Arizona that are here illegally has dropped by some 14 percent, where the national average has only gone down 7 percent. So going back to the question that was asked, the right course for America is to drop these lawsuits against Arizona and other states that are trying to do the job Barack Obama isn't doing."
The Arizona presidential primary is this Tuesday, February 28.
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