Early Monday media reports suggested that South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint was likely to endorse Mitt Romney. It didn't take long for a number of DeMint spokesmen to deny the endorsement rumor.
Politico runs down a couple of DeMint surrogates who paint the story as pure hokum.
"That story is a fabrication made up of anonymous sources that obviously have no clue what Senator DeMint is thinking," spokesman Wesley Denton said. "He has said over and over again that he is not leaning toward any candidate yet and may end up not endorsing in the presidential race."
Matt Hoskins, who runs DeMint's Senate Conservatives Fund, said DeMint is "looking to see who wins over the grassroots, and so far Governor Romney has not done that."
"These operatives don't know what they're talking about. Senator DeMint is not leaning toward anyone at this point," Hoskins said of the story this morning.
DeMint endorsed Romney in 2008, but fell out of favor with conservatives after he dropped out of the race in favor of John McCain.