John Ashcroft Endorses Mitt Romney

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We know you're all on the edge of your seats on this Super Tuesday morning waiting to see who former Missouri Governor and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft decides to support in the Republican primaries.

If you believed that Ashcroft, an evangelical Christian who reportedly doesn't drink, dance or swear, would throw his weight behind hard-line Catholic Rick Santorum, you would be wrong. Yesterday, our state's former governor gave the nod to Mitt Romney.

"As a conservative who served as governor of Missouri during the Reagan revolution, I admire Mitt's record of fiscal responsibility, lower taxes and defense of traditional values in a politically difficult state for a Republican," Ashcroft said in a statement.

Romney said it was an honor to have Ashcroft's backing. The next time they get together, they may celebrate by hitting the bar and hoisting a couple glasses of seltzer water.

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