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Monday February 27, 2012

AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Passes on Dinner at White House, Endorses Mitt Romney

AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Passes on Dinner at White House, Endorses Mitt Romney

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Arizona’s controversial Governor Jan Brewer has announced her endorsement of presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

On Sunday, Brewer told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she felt Romney was the man she felt “can carry the day.” Adding, “Mitt is by far the person that can go in and win.”

Brewer has made national headlines for her support of harsh and often-deemed racist immigration laws.

The endorsement from Brewer ahead of Tuesday’s Arizona Republican presidential primary could both help and hurt Romney. While Brewer’s support could sway the opinions of conservatives who have had trouble warming up to him, the sought-after Latino vote is likely to be hurt by such support.

The national front-runner has said he wants to complete an impenetrable fence along the U.S.-Mexico border and has recently called for “self-deportation” of the undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Along with her support of Romney, Brewer also made the announcement hat she would not be attending the National Governors Association dinner at the White House over the weekend.

This decision comes on the heels of a highly publicized duel she reportedly had with President Obama shortly after he landed in Arizona last month.

Though they admit to a not-so-pleasant exchange of words on the tarmac, Gov. Brewer told reporters Saturday that the incident “was a little distorted rather than reported probably the way that it actually happened.”

Gov. Brewer stated that her decision not to attend the black-tie event at the White House was a result of prior commitments.