Washington • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert endorsed presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday after months of staying on the sidelines in the race in which Herbert's former boss, ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, was also competing.
With Huntsman now gone from the race, Herbert, a Republican, says it's time to coalesce around "the one GOP candidate who can defeat Barack Obama and get our nation back on the right track."
"We need a leader with an unwavering moral compass," Herbert said in a statement circulated by the Romney campaign. "We need a leader who can offer results, not rhetoric. That candidate is Mitt Romney."