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.