McConnell: Romney ‘Obviously Going To Be Our Nominee’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that it’s clear Mitt Romney will be the GOP’s presidential nominee.

“I think he’s going to be an excellent candidate, and I think the chances are overwhelming that he will be our nominee. It seems to me that we’re in the final phases of wrapping up this nomination,” he said on CNN’s State of the Unino. “And most of the members of the Senate Republican Conference are either supporting him, or they have the view that I do that it’s time to turn our attention to the fall campaign and begin to make the case against the president of the United States.

He ducked an opportunity to endorse Romney but said, “it’s absolutely apparent that it’s in the best interest of our party at this particular point to get behind the person who is obviously going to be our nominee.”

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