Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) will endorse North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) in his crowded Senate race, according to the National Review.
The endorsement is the latest push by the Republican establishment to help Tillis pass the 40 percent threshold needed next Tuesday to win the GOP primary. His opponents for the nomination include Tea Party candidate Greg Brannon (R) and Baptist minister Mark Harris (R).
Bush is also seen as a possible 2016 contender and has said he is thinking about a possible presidential run.
Tillis has gotten a ton of establishment support in the race to help him win the primary outright, avoid a runoff and conserve resources for the general election against Sen. Kay HaganKay HaganLinking repatriation to job creation Former Sen. Kay Hagan in ICU after being rushed to hospital GOP senator floats retiring over gridlock MORE (D-N.C.). North Carolina Gov. Pay McCrory (R) endorsed him on Tuesday, and American Crossroads has spent millions airing TV ads on his behalf.