Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who once was rumored to harbor presidential ambitions himself, announced Wednesday that he has endorsed GOP front-runner Mitt Romney.
“Mitt Romney has earned our party’s nomination and now deserves the support of every American still committed to government that serves the people rather than rules over them,” Daniels said, according to a statement from the Romney campaign.
“Mitt Romney has proven that he understands what is at stake and is prepared to summon Americans to the changes that will restore the American Dream and our national greatness,” he said. “I’ll do whatever I’m asked to help him.”
For his part, Romney announced that he is “honored to have [Daniels’] support and look forward to working with him to fix our economy and get our country on the right track.”
Daniels was elected as the 49th Governor of Indiana in 2004. He was reelected in 2008 and received the most votes for a statewide official in Indiana history.