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Mitt Romney, the former Republican contender in the 2008 president election, has endorsed Michigan's gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder.
The endorsement was announced Sunday by Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC.
"Rick Snyder is a successful businessman, manager, and job creator, which makes him uniquely qualified to lead Michigan through these challenging times," Romney, a Michigan native, said in a statement. "Rick will promote pro-growth policies that will put people back to work and get Michigan back on the right track."
Earlier this month Snyder, a businessman from Ann Arbor, won the Republican primary by a wide margin. He will face off with the top Democratic vote-getter Virg Bernero, mayor of Lansing, at the polls in November.
Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, grew up in Bloomfield Hills.