House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) threw his support behind GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation in which Boehner repeatedly dodged the question of endorsement.
In his endorsement Boehner said of the GOP candidate:
“It’s clear now that Mitt Romney is going to be our nominee. I think Mitt Romney has a set of economic policies that can put America back to work and, frankly, contrast sharply with the failed economic policies of President Obama. I will be proud to support Mitt Romney and do everything I can to help him win.”
Republican lawmakers have begun to come out in full support for Romney on Capitol Hill over the last several weeks. Among Romney’s endorsements so far have been House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and House Majority Whip Kevin MCarthy (R-Calif.).
Mitt Romney has yet to receive an endorsement from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.).
News of Mitt Romney’s new endorsements come at a time when the Romney campaign is gearing up for a $1 billion fundraising effort, money they say is needed to raise the $1 billion President Obama may receive from donors. In 2008 President Obama raked in $750 million.
With Boehner now fully supporting Mitt Romney and other Republicans falling into line it is likely only a matter of time before Mitt Romney receives the official GOP nomination for the Presidency. Perhaps NOW would be a good time for Newt Gingrich to finally throw in the towel and endorse Romney for President.