Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Switches Support From Romney to Santorum

Posted on February 17, 2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has switched his support from Mitt Romney to Rick Santorum. It is another sign momentum is switching from Newt Gingrich to Rick Santorum. Romney still has the delegate lead in the seemingly never ending race. You can see a delegates tracker here on wsj.com.

DeWine explained in a statement how he flip-flopped from Romney to Santorum:
"To be elected President, you have to do more than tear down your opponents. You have to give the American people a reason to vote for you -- a reason to hope -- a reason to believe that under your leadership, America will be better. Rick Santorum has done that. Sadly, Governor Romney has not. For some time now, it has been clear to me that Rick Santorum should be the Republican nominee for President. To be frank, I've had some sleepless nights. I could not, in good conscience, be on record endorsing Governor Romney when I knew in my heart that Rick Santorum was the better candidate."
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