Rep. Camp endorses Romney

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president.

Camp is the latest establishment Republican to throw his support behind Romney, who is far and away the leader in lawmaker endorsements. He also hails from Michigan, a swing state where Romney's father served as governor.

"No candidate in this race will be more committed to getting Michigan on a path to recovery than Mitt Romney, who was born and raised here," Camp said in a statement. "Whether it was during his time in the real economy, saving the Winter Olympics or pulling Massachusetts out of a massive budget deficit, Mitt Romney has proven time and again that he can turn around troubled enterprises. He is the conservative candidate who will reverse President Obama’s failed policies and rebuild the middle class. I am proud to stand with him."

Camp is the 58th Washington lawmaker to endorse Romney, according to The Hill's endorsement tracker. Rick Perry has 13 senators and House members backing him, while Newt Gingrich has eight in his corner.