Tom Fetzer, who had been state chairman of Newt Gingrich's campaign, has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
“Washington has a spending problem and President Obama is making it worse,” said Fetzer, a former Raleigh mayor and former state GOP chairman. “Mitt Romney has proposed bold solutions to fix our spending crisis. He comes from the private sector and knows that we can't spend more than we take in.''
“As governor, he took a $3 billion deficit and turned it into a $2 billion rainy day fund,' Fetzer said in a statement. “And unlike President Obama, Mitt Romney knows how to create jobs – he did in the private sector and he did in as governor.''
Fetzer endorsement is another indication of how the party is consolidating around Romney after a difficult fight and how Gingrich's fortunes are falling. Gingrich and Romney still face each other in the May 8 primary.