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Reagan also herald Romney's experience and leadership skills as something "our country so desperately needs" in a statement obtained by The Associated Press.

The former first lady is still recovering from broken ribs sustained about seven weeks ago. Last week, she skipped a speech at the Reagan Presidential Library by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanElection Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls On The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Nancy Pelosi: Will she remain the ‘Face of the Franchise’? MORE (R-Wis.) because her doctor had advised her to avoid large events.

Romney press secretary Andrea Saul tweeted a picture of the Romneys meeting with the former first lady Thursday night.