In what could be called a new version of "Romney-CAIR," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Maryland campaign chairman, former Republican Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich, is an endorser of the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations.
"I'm glad that you have established such a strong voice in the community and that you are working to maintain a strong sense of cultural and economic identity," Ehrlich is quoted on CAIR's website as saying in December 2005.
Under the headline "What They Say About CAIR," dated March 2010, there are lists of comments from religious, law enforcement and election officials. Ehrlich's comment is included there.