Romney names Gov. Haslam chair of Tenn. campaign

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named Gov. Bill Haslam his campaign chairman in Tennessee.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, stands with his wife Ann as he celebrates his Florida primary election win at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named Gov. Bill Haslam his campaign chairman in Tennessee.

The Romney campaign also announced Tuesday that it has gathered a full slate of 48 delegate candidates on the Tennessee ballot, led by former Gov. Winfield Dunn.

Haslam said in a statement that the delegates represent the statewide strength of the Romney campaign in Tennessee.

Early voting for Tennessee's March 6 presidential primary begins Wednesday.

Romney supported Haslam in the state's 2010 governor's race, and Haslam's father and brother also hold leadership positions in the former Massachusetts governor's Tennessee operations.


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