FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination on Sunday, saying he is the most electable candidate in the field.
“He’s the man that can carry the day,” Mrs. Brewer said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Arizona voters go to the polls Tuesday, along with voters in Michigan. Mr. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, leads in the polls in Arizona while the race in Michigan is closer, though the latest polling suggests he has a slim lead there as well over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
The endorsement of Mrs. Brewer, who is the most prominent defender of her state’s strict immigration policy, adds to Mr. Romney’s credentials as the toughest candidate in the field on illegal immigration.
But Mrs. Brewer said she made her decision on electability.
“He has that pro-business background, and he has that political history that I think he would serve America the best,” she said.