Jeb Bush Endorses Mitt Romney

Per Mitt Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has endorsed Mitt Romney for president.

“I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party’s nomination,” says Bush in a statement.

Bush called Romney this morning informing him of his plan to endorse, reports NBC’s Mike O’Brien.

Full statement below, per ABC:

Congratulations to Governor Mitt Romney on his win last night and to all the candidates for a hard fought, thoughtful debate and primary season,” said Bush in a statement. “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.  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.

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