Mitt Romney has recorded a robocall that will go out to voters in four states on behalf of Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) presidential campaign, but the former Republican presidential nominee avoids endorsing the Florida senator, the New York Times reported on Monday.
The Washington Post confirmed that Romney recorded a message for the Rubio campaign, which will be sent to voters in the four states voting on Tuesday: Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, and Hawaii.
“If we Republicans were to choose Donald Trump as our nominee, I believe that the prospects for a safe and prosperous future would be greatly diminished — and I’m convinced Donald Trump would lose to Hillary Clinton,” Romney says in the call, according to the New York Times.
Romney does not endorse Rubio in the call, simply telling voters to choose “a candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton and who can make us proud.”
A spokeswoman for Romney told the Washington Post that the former Republican presidential nominee “has offered and is glad to help Senator Marco Rubio, [Texas] Senator Ted Cruz, and [Ohio] Governor John Kasich in any way he can. He’s been clear that he believes that Donald Trump is not the best person to represent the Republican Party and will do what he can to support a strong nominee who holds conservative values to win back the White House.”
The robocall comes as Romney makes a last-ditch effort to derail Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. In a blistering speech last week, the former Massachusetts governor urged Republicans to vote for anyone but Trump.