Tuesday's Illinois primary didn’t end the Republican presidential race. But here’s a sign that not just delegates but conservatives are coming around to Mitt Romney: FreedomWorks, a major tea party-supporting group, has dropped its opposition to the former Massachusetts’ governor.
“It is a statistical fact that the numbers favor Mitt Romney,” FreedomWorks Vice President Russ Walker told the Washington Times. “We are dedicated to defeating Obama and electing a conservative Senate that will help Romney repeal Obamacare and address the nation’s economic and spending challenges.”
FreedomWorks, while a national organization helmed by former House speaker Dick Armey (R-Texas), is more responsive to its tea party members than some other major groups that use the “tea party” label. Its leaders would likely not make this move if they feared a backlash.