Lehigh Valley Republican congressman
Area U.S. Rep.
The Romney campaign announced Monday late afternoon it would be holding a press conference in the state capitol building to announce congressional and local endorsements.
Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania's former U.S. senator, has the backing of U.S. congressmen
But most of Pennsylvania's high profile ranking Republicans, including Gov. Tom Corbett and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, have stayed out of the primary race, although Toomey did recently tweet his support of Romney's tax plan. Some insiders say there are many GOP Pennsylvania politicians who privately support Romney but don't want to offend Santorum who they've worked with and known for years.
Dent had hinted his support for Romney when New Jersey Gov.
Dent and Romney share political similarities. Both men have long been considered centrists, who are targeted by the right for not being conservative enough and lambasted by the left for shifting too far from center to keep up with the shifting conservative priorities of the Republican party.