Elizabeth Dole endorses Mitt Romney

Former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole has endorsed Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, said in a statement that he was humbled by her support. Dole served one term in the U.S. Senate representing North Carolina. Her husband, former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, endorsed Romney about two weeks ago.

In a letter released by Romney's campaign, Elizabeth Dole wrote: “America is facing some of the greatest challenges in our nation’s history, in particular with regard to our economic future.

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