Saturday, February 4, 2012

Otter Stumps for Romney in Elko

Posted By on Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Gov. C.L. Butch Otter and first lady Lori Otter flank Mitt Romney.
  • Courtesy Elko Daily Free Press
  • Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and first lady Lori Otter flank Mitt Romney.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter visited the Nevada border town of Elko Friday to help welcome his friend and political comrade Mitt Romney who has brought his race for the White House back to a familiar region. In addition to being the former governor of Massachusetts, Romney considers Utah a second home with deep ties to his Mormon roots and his assignment as chief of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

According to a report in the Elko Daily Free Press, "Romney has an advantage in Nevada because he is a Mormon and has strong support from the state's Mormons which was apparent at the Elko rally."

Otter told the Elko audience that Romney "understands the issues in Nevada and Idaho."

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