Endorsements

Rick Perry Bows Out of GOP Race, Backs Gingrich

Rick Perry dropped out of the Republican presidential race and endorsed Newt Gingrich on Thursday morning, delivering a short, jaunty speech to supporters in South Carolina.  “I have come to the conclusion that there is no …

Former South Carolina Governor Jim Edwards Dumps Romney

In 2008, former South Carolina governor Jim Edwards devoted four months of his life to be the de facto co-chair of Mitt Romney’s campaign in the state, raising money and organizing supporters statewide. This time around not only is he not helping the Romney campaign, he’s not even endorsing Romney. Instead, he tells TIME, he is …

Chris Christie Endorses Mitt Romney

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed Mitt Romney’s presidential bid on Tuesday afternoon the latest jolt of momentum for a campaign that steadily gathered strength with less than three months before the first wave of …

Tim Pawlenty Becomes a Romney Surrogate

It’d be a mistake to overstate the impact of a single endorsement, especially one from a one-time rival who never commanded much in the way of national popularity or resources, but Tim Pawlenty’s quick backing of Mitt Romney says a few things about the current primary race, only now rounding the corner into its first straightaway.