WASHINGTON -- After weeks of dodging the issue, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday endorsed Mitt Romney as his party's most likely presidential nominee.
"It's clear now that Mitt Romney is going to be our nominee," Boehner said during a press conference. "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 support for Romney has picked up momentum on Capitol Hill in recent weeks, with key endorsements from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) still have not thrown their support behind a candidate.