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Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney; calls for party to unite behind front-runner

Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney; calls for party to unite behind front-runner
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 1:56pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Wednesday and called for the Republican Party to unify around the former Massachusetts governor.

“Primary elections have been held in 34 states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Gov. Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall,” Bush said in a statement.

The Romney campaign responded with a statement that looked to build on that sentiment, calling the endorsement a “key moment in the presidential contest.”

Bush, an influential figure in the party, made his announcement the day after Romney won a double-digit victory in Illinois' GOP primary.

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