"In his endorsement statement, Heineman said Romney is “the only candidate who can bring true conservative change to Washington.”
"Romney, he said, has “outlined the clearest vision to move our country forward.”...
"[Senator Chuck] Hagel said he and Heineman talked about the governor’s endorsement.
" “I think the governor used his sense of politics and responsible governance (and) a good, steady understanding of what it takes to lead” in making his choice, Hagel said.
"Hagel described it as “an appropriate endorsement.” "
Full endorsement statement:
“ "In his campaign for the presidency, Mitt Romney has outlined the clearest vision to move our country forward. With exceptional leadership experience and outstanding values, Governor Romney is the only candidate who can bring true conservative change to Washington. I am proud to be a part of his team and look forward to joining him as he travels across this country discussing his strategy to build a stronger America," said Governor Heineman.”
Announcing his support, Senator Johanns said, “The only way we are going to reverse the failures of the last three years is if we have a president who understands the economy. Mitt Romney applied the principles he learned in the private sector to the challenges he faced leading the Olympics and as Governor. These same conservative principles can be used to fix our broken government.”