Gov. Mitt Romney was endorsed today by the influential Collier Co., Florida sheriff Don Hunter.

On Tuesday, Hunter met with Ex-Sen. Fred Thompson to talk about the latter's immigration enforcement plan. The fact of the meeting with Hunter was used by Thompson to roll out the plan. But the sheriff evidently was not impressed.

"I have had the opportunity to look at the records of other candidates, and it is clear that Governor Romney is the candidate with the most impressive record of accomplishment in the public and private sectors and the strongest record of enforcing our immigration laws," Hunter is quoted by the Romney campaign as saying.

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