George Voinovich

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich. A self-proclaimed "deficit hawk," Voinovich is still preaching that the country needs to both cut spending and raise taxes. He has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney even though Romney supports extending the Bush tax cuts that Voinovich says are so unaffordable. Voinovich explains that contradiction. He also talks about the U.S. Senate race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and state Republican Treasurer Josh Mandel, a contest that is tightening according to the latest polls.

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.