Politics
2:22 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Voinovich Among Ohio Backers of Romney's 2012 Bid

PATASKALA, OH - Former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich is among nearly three dozen Ohio officials who are throwing their support behind Republican presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney.

Romney's campaign released a list on Wednesday of Ohioans backing his bid for presidency in 2012 as the GOP front-runner visited the state. The list consisted of state senators, state representatives and several mayors. Other supporters included state and county Republican Party officials.

Romney spoke about the economy and trade during an afternoon campaign stop to Screen Machine Industries in Pataskala. He said businesses can deal with bad news - it's uncertainty that they struggle with. According to Romney, policies under President Barack Obama have contributed to that uncertainty and deepened the effects of the recession.

He declined to comment on the debt negotiations in Washington, only saying he favors a "cut, cap and balance" approach to federal spending.