After Criticism, Romney Gets Tea Party Backing

Katie Pavlich

3/21/2012 12:50:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

After months of heavy criticism, the conservative tea party group FreedomWorks has called a truce with Mitt Romney and has given him a semi-endorsement. From the Washington Times:

FreedomWorks, which organized the Sept. 12, 2009, mass demonstration on the Mall, says that while it will not give an explicit endorsement, the time has come for Republicans to unite around the former Massachusetts governor and focus on defeating President Obama.

“It is a statistical fact that the numbers favor Mitt Romney,” FreedomWorks Vice President Russ Walker told The Times on Tuesday. “We are dedicated to defeating Obama and electing a conservative Senate that will help Romney repeal Obamacare and address the nation’s economic and spending challenges.”