CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Mitt Romney has endorsed Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead's re-election campaign.
Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, carried Wyoming better than two-to-one in his loss to President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
Mead announced Tuesday he's honored to have Romney's endorsement. Mead says that as a former governor, Romney understands the importance of state leadership.
Mead's campaign issued a statement quoting Romney as saying that, under Mead's leadership, Wyoming has one of the strongest economies in the nation.
Romney states Mead has fought actions by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would harm Wyoming's energy and agricultural industries.
Mead faces challenges from state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill and Dr. Taylor Haynes, a retired urologist, in next month's Republican primary.
Democrat Pete Gosar faces no opposition in his primary.