Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer promised to make an endorsement of a GOP presidential candidate after the Mesa, Arizona debate – which occurred this past week. She came out with an endorsement this weekend for GOP presidential contender and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
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On NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ Brewer said she will do all she can to help Romney win the Arizona primary as well as elections elsewhere in the country.
The timing of Brewer’s endorsement coincides with the timing of Arizona’s presidential primary which is on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
Brewer said, after looking closely at all four GOP candidates who are still in the running for the White House, that Romney was most appealing to her because of his business background.
Brewer also cited Romney’s political past and concluded:
I think he’d serve Americans the best of all the candidates.
Many political pundits say that Romney has a very strong chance of winning Tuesday’s Arizona primary. They mention the fact that Romney is a Mormon, and there is an enormous Mormon presence throughout Arizona.
According to a Bloomberg report, Governor Brewer has also made political headlines over the weekend by publicly stating that she will not be attending the National Governors Association’s annual black-tie dinner at the White House.
When confronted about the disrespectful aspect of declining the invitation to the dinner on ‘Meet the Press,’ Brewer said she is not – and would not – disrespect the president. She said that she has priorities, and said she will be at the White House on Monday to attend meetings to discuss policy.
There are those who believe she is not attending the social event on Sunday evening, hosted by President and Michelle Obama, due to her latest confrontation with the president at the Mesa-Phoenix Airport which happened last month.
That confrontation involved something that Brewer wrote in her book about the president – which the president didn’t like. In her book ‘Scorpions for Breakfast,’ she wrote that the president ‘talked-down’ to her when she met him to discuss Arizona’s immigration law. Since the confrontation in which Brewer’s finger ended up in Obama’s face, Brewer maintains that he did talk down to her. She also said that he is ‘thin-skinned’ for letting her mention of the incident in her book upset him.
The primary sources for this article are NBC News and Bloomberg.
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Sources: NBC, Bloomberg