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19 Hoosiers endorse Romney

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has announced that 19 current or former Republican officeholders or officials in Indiana have endorsed the former governor of Massachusetts.

Among them are Randy Borror, a former state representatives from Fort Wayne, and Matt Bell, an ex-state representative from Avilla. State Sen. Ryan Mishler, R-Bremen, whose district includes much of Kosciusko County, is among six current state lawmakers to endorse Romney.

Others identified by the Romney campaign include Jim Kittle, a former state GOP chairman; the Republican chairmen of Howard and Vigo counties; and a former aide to ex-Vice President Dan Quayle.