The Ron Paul campaign took a playful jab at its best frenemy Mitt Romney today, touting endorsements from five of Romney’s distant cousins.
In a press release this afternoon, Paul campaign spokesman Gary Howard announced that the Romney relatives – “indeed those related to fellow Presidential candidate Mitt Romney” -will all stump for Paul at Idaho caucuses on Super Tuesday.
According to the release, the endorsements are part of the Paul campaign’s efforts to rally support in the Mormon community. The Romney family is prominent in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Mormon voters are expected to give Romney a winning boost in Idaho tomorrow. (The release also notes an earlier Paul endorsement from Rick Santorum’s nephew John Garver.)
Although the Paul campaign has made several public overtures to LDS voters, polls indicate that the former Massachusetts Governor has a lock on the Mormon vote. It seems unlikely that Paul’s new surrogates will do much to change those numbers, even if they are Romney relatives.
The Paul campaign just sent out another release about its new Romney relative surrogates, this time announcing that Chad Romney, a construction project manager from Kuna, Idaho, is phone banking for Ron Paul in the campaign’s Boise headquarters.
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