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article imageFormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney for president

By Andrew Moran     Mar 21, 2012 in Politics
Orlando - Former Florida Republican Governor Jeb Bush has endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for his bid for the White House. Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush, urged the GOP to "unite behind Governor Romney."
Following his big victory Tuesday night in the state of Illinois, former governor and three-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney has received an important endorsement from one of the most respected Republican governors in the party: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
According to a statement by the former governor, Bush congratulated Romney for his lopsided victory in last night’s primary. He also congratulated the other three candidates for the debate in this primary season.
“Primary elections have been held in thirty-four states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall,” stated Bush on Wednesday.
“I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party’s nomination. We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed.”
This isn’t the first member of the Bush family to endorse Romney for president. Former President George H.W. Bush, also his father, endorsed Romney.
Many conservatives urged Bush to run for president and believed he would have done extremely well. But unfortunately for his supporters, he declined the invitation to run for the GOP nomination.
Romney has received quite a number of important endorsements in the last month. Digital Journal reported that Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno and the first Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge endorsed Romney for president.
The former Massachusetts governor won by more than 100,000 votes over his closest competitor former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
Louisiana will be the next state the remaining four GOP contenders will battle in. The GOP contest has 46 delegates on the line and polls show that Santorum is holding a considerable lead over the Republican field.
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