Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday night that he would endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid, hours after the campaign of Newt Gingrich — Perry's previous choice — announced that the former Speaker would be ending his bid for the White House.
"Mitt Romney has earned the Republican presidential nomination through hard work, a strong organization and disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President Obama and his administration," said Gov. Perry in a statement released by his campaign. "So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for president and pledge to him, my constituents and the Republican Party that I will continue to work hard to help defeat President Obama."