Paul Ryan, the Republican congressman whose budget legislation was recently passed in the House, endorsed Mitt Romney for president.
Ryan told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Romney “deserves to be the nominee.”
“I think he earned it. He has emerged as the best candidate,” he said, adding that: “I believe it’s getting to the point where it’s going to become counterproductive if the primary drags on. It’s going to get much tougher to defeat Barack Obama in the fall.”
Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has received other big-name endorsements from prominent Republicans, including former President George H. W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Ryan also said that in the next week, Romney will likely win in Wisconsin.
“If Romney gets a big delegate count, which I think he’ll get, we believe as conservatives we should coalesce around our nominee and focus on the task at hand, which is the fall election,” he told CNN on Sunday.