The Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president will make a visit to Nebraska, a fundraising event hosted by the governor.
Mitt Romney will be in Omaha just prior to the May 15th primary. Governor Heineman, the first Republican governor to come out for Romney, says the former governor from Massachusetts can turn the country’s economy around.
“We need someone in the White House who understands how to generate economic activity and increase jobs in this country,” Heineman told reporters during a conference call. “Remember, President Obama said, ‘Pass my economic policies and unemployment won’t go above 8%.’ It’s still above 8% and we need to make a change at that level.”
Heineman said Romney’s vision for America is dramatically different from that of President Obama.
Heineman came out early for Romney even though it appeared most Nebraska Republicans favored his opponents, such as former United States House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The National Republican Party officially selects its nominee at the national convention being held in Tampa, Florida in August. All three will be on the Nebraska Republican presidential primary ballot May 15th along with Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]