Gov. Dave Heineman spent the weekend campaigning for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Heineman has returned to Nebraska and recounted his weekend travels during a news conference call with reporters this morning. Heineman traveled Friday night to Ohio, outside Cincinnati in United States House Speaker John Boehner’s district, to help rally Republicans for the Romney-Ryan ticket.
“You could feel the energy, the enthusiasm and the excitement,” according to Heineman. “They feel very strongly that they’re going to win Ohio.”
On Saturday, Heineman traveled to Colorado, another battleground state in the presidential elections.
“We did a series of rallies throughout southern Colorado,” Heineman said. “And, once again, the people of Colorado, many of whom have connections to Nebraska, feel Romney is going to win their state.”
Heineman, a Republican, came out early for Romney, one of the first governors to back Romney for the Republican nomination. His early support and the Romney campaign’s request that he stump for the ticket raises questions, once again, about whether Heineman might serve in a Romney cabinet should Romney win the election.
Heineman shied away from addressing the issue.
“Well, first of all, I try not to speculate on those things and anybody who starts talking about a position with a president, with a senator, with a governor before they’ve won the election is making a foolish mistake,” Heineman stated. “All of their attention should be focused on winning an election, then you deal with that afterwards.”
Heineman said he believes Romney will easily win Nebraska and secure all of its electoral votes. The governor expects Romney to win in the 2nd Congressional District of the Omaha area, which four years ago went for Obama and gave the president its electoral vote.
AUDIO: Gov. Heineman discussing his weekend, campaigning for Mitt Romney. [4 min.]