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UPDATE: Jeb Bush made headlines Wednesday when he officially endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Turns out, the former Florida governor also offered up his pick for the VP slot: Marco Rubio.
"He is the best orator of American politics today, a good family man," Bush told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review while explaing why the GOP senator would be the smart choice to join Romney on the Republican ticket. "He is not only a consistent conservative, but he has managed to find a way to communicate a conservative message full of hope and optimism."
Wednesday, March 22: Fresh off his double-digit win in Tuesday's Illinois primary, Mitt Romney got another round of good news Wednesday morning when Jeb Bush endorsed him for the Republican nomination.
"Primary elections have been held in 34 states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall," Bush said in a statement, according to ABC News. "I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party’s nomination. We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed."
The former Florida governor is the son of President George H.W. Bush and the younger brother of President George W. Bush. His name had been repeatedly floated earlier this year as a possible late-entry into the GOP field at a time when many in the Republican establishment were expressing doubts about Romney's candidacy.