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Eric Cantor Endorses Mitt Romney For President

First Posted: 03/ 4/2012 9:23 am Updated: 03/ 5/2012 7:58 am

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Sunday, saying the former Massachusetts governor has the best plan for the economy.

"Mitt is the only one that knows how to create jobs and he is the only one that put forward the plan to do that," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Cantor said he already cast his vote in Virginia for Super Tuesday, and expects Romney to win all of the state's delegates. Only Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) will be on the ballot in Virginia. Cantor added that he expects a good result for Romney in Super Tuesday generally, despite tough competition from former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

Romney's economic plan mirrors many efforts being made by the House Republicans, Cantor said.

But he said the endorsement is not about winning the vice presidential spot and that he wants to remain in Congress.

"No," he said to whether he hopes to be vice president. "This is about Mitt Romney and making sure that he is put into office. This is not about that. I am not open to that."

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