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Romney gets GOP House leader's endorsement

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has announced he is endorsing Mitt Romney to be the Republican presidential nominee. McCarthy becomes the second member of House Republican leadership to do so, after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced his endorsement of Romney on Meet the Press on March 4th. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has not waded into the race.

McCarthy will also act as the California Statewide Chair for the Romney campaign.

"After a long and grueling primary, it is clear that Mitt Romney is the best candidate to face President Obama and fix the mess of his one and only term," McCarthy said in a statement. "Republicans need to unite and work together if we plan to take back the White House and put in place policies that will get our nation back on a path to prosperity by reducing taxes, shrinking government, and empowering the private sector. I am proud to support Mitt Romney and urge my fellow Republicans to do the same."