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. It is vitally important that we nominate an individual with both a steady hand for these difficult times and the experience and capabilities to get our country back on track.”
“In a phone call Monday afternoon, I advised Governor Romney that I’m supporting him and will do whatever I can to be of assistance between now and the November election. I’ve been in all of Iowa’s 99 counties twice and have met hundreds and hundreds of dedicated voters. Endorsements may not matter, but hopefully my friends in Iowa will also offer their support to the Governor, a man of experience, leadership and unassailable character.”