We have a couple of updates on the Republican Superdelegate Endorsement List (yes Republicans have superdelegates).
The Massachusetts GOP has named Bob Maginn as their new chair.
The Massachusetts Republican Party has picked its new leader heading into a busy year for the GOP, selecting Belmont software executive Robert Maginn as its chairman last night.
Maginn, a candidate for state treasurer in 1998, is now chief executive officer of Jenzabar Inc. of Boston.
He was the favored choice of Senator Scott Brown and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, both facing important election campaigns next year. - Boston Globe
We can't find any solid proof of an endorsement of Romney yet but it should be a pretty safe bet.
- Maginn worked with Romney at Bain for almost 20 years.
- According to Maginn's webite, Romney supported his run for Chair.
- Maginn and his wife gave the 2008 Romney campaign over $10,000.
- He was the National Fundraising Co-chair for Romney in 2008.
Once we see a direct quote from Maginn supporting Romney for the 2012 election we'll put him on the board for Mitt.
We did find a new endorsement that was made back in October. Connecticut GOP Chair Chris Hayes supports Rick Perry.
As a Perry supporter, I say - remember 1980. Nothing has been closed and there is plenty of opportunities left. NH can be a cruel place. - @ChairmanChris
Congratulations Rick Perry... you're one delegate closer to winning the primary!
Update: And we have a winner! According to OpenSecrets Maginn donated $2500 to Romney in April. He has not donated money to any other candidate. This and the above information are enough to put him on the board for Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney now has a total of 12 superdelegates on his side. The winner of the New Hampshire primary can win as many as 12 delegates (due to the penalty for moving the primary).