Former Governor and 2008 GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has announced his endorsement of Republican Businessman David Harmer in California's highly targeted 11th Congressional District, which is now represented by Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton).
Romney's endorsement tops a list of conservative leaders supporting Harmer in the June 8 Republican primary for the party's nomination in the November contest to defeat McNerney.
"David Harmer is a champion for taxpayers," Romney said. "That includes repealing the worst aspects of the federal healthcare plan and instead refocusing our Congress on the need to create jobs and get our economy moving. David Harmer will fight to streamline government, cut the waste and excessive spending, and protect us from higher taxes."
Romney joins the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, along with the National Tax Limitation Committee, 2008 GOP Nominee Dean Andal, Congressmen Jeff Flake, Wally Herger, Buck McKeon and others in supporting Harmer for Congress.
David Harmer describes himself as a lifelong Reagan Republican. His father, John Harmer, served as California's Lieutenant Governor under Reagan. Early in his career, Harmer was a constitutional lawyer at the Pacific Legal Foundation. He also was a Resident Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and his book on education reform was published by the Cato Institute, a public policy organization.