Former President George H. W. Bush will formally endorse Mitt Romney on Thursday in Houston, Texas.
The endorsement comes a week after the former president’s son, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) endorsed Romney. Former first lady Barbara Bush has also endorsed Romney.
In December of 2011 the elder President Bush indicated support for Romney, saying that “Romney is the best choice for us.”
The endorsements by most members of the Bush family suggest mainstream Republican heavyweights want the Republican primary to effectively end and for the party to rally around Romney.
In his endorsement, Gov. Bush urged the party to “unite” around Romney.
“Primary elections have been held in 34 states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Gov. Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall,” the Florida governor said in his endorsement.
(Source: The Hill)