By MAGGIE HABERMAN |
11/3/12 10:42 AM EDT
Mitt Romney has been making a pitch for bipartisanship in the closing days of the race, and this morning rolled out an endorsement from Hillary Clinton's former Senate state director, Gigi Georges:
ďFor most of my life, Iíve been an active Democrat. I am proud to have worked for President Bill Clinton and then-Senator Hillary Clinton, and, during that time, I saw firsthand what can be accomplished by strong, bipartisan leadership. I know what it means to work across the aisle on issues that are important to the American people. And thatís why I am supporting Mitt Romney. Governor Romney has a plan to restore the prosperity this country deserves and expects. He will work with people of good will no matter what their party, and he will pursue the policies that are in the best interest of our country, no matter who proposes them. Thatís what President Obama promised to do four years ago. But like so many of his promises, bipartisan cooperation is just another one he has broken. We canít have four more years of failed policies and two parties that canít work together. We need the change Mitt Romney is offering.Ē
For people in New York politics, Georges, who now lives in Boston, is a familiar name and face - she was also the executive director of the state Democracy Party when Clinton was in office. Romney's been talking up Hillary Clinton for months on and off on the trail, and the final effort to appeal to some of her voters in places like Ohio has continued.