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GOP's Ryan Endorses Romney For Party's Nomination

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, meets with former President George H.W. Bush to receive his endorsement Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo) Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, meets with former President George H.W. Bush to receive his endorsement Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Representative Paul Ryan, the powerful chairman of the House Budget Committee, is endorsing Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination.

There had been speculation the Wisconsin Republican would fall into the Romney column, and Ryan did so Friday morning in an interview on Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends."

Ryan said Romney is best suited to beat President Barack Obama.

He also says that Romney has emerged as the candidate most deserving of the GOP rank and file's backing. Ryan tells Fox he's convinced that Romney "has the skills, the tenacity and the courage" to lead the party in the race against Obama this fall.

He also said he's convinced that "if we drag this thing on through summer, it's going to be harder" to turn Obama out of office.

On Thursday, former president George H.W. Bush urged Republicans to unite behind Romney.

The endorsement came one day after Florida Senator Marco Rubio backed the former Massachusetts governor.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush offered her praise of Ann Romney, saying she will be the "greatest" first lady.

Romney said he is "honored" to receive the former president's endorsement. He also said the nomination process needs to end soon.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, meets with former President George H.W. Bush to receive his endorsement Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo)

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