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Eric Cantor Endorses Romney for President: 'The Man for This Year


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Sunday, saying on NBC's "Meet the Press" he's already cast his vote for the former Massachusetts governor ahead of Virginia's primary on Tuesday.

"We have seen now that the central issue about this campaign is the economy, and the country's got to make a choice," Cantor said. "Mitt Romney is the only candidate in the race who's put forward a bold, pro-growth, pro-jobs plan for the future."

Calling him the only candidate who knows how to create jobs, Cantor said Romney will "best be able to lead this economy back to a growth model."

Cantor's endorsement comes just two days before the mega-contest known as Super Tuesday, when the four remaining GOP presidential hopefuls will square off in a total of 10 states, with 419 delegates up for grabs. It's also one day after Romney scored a double-digit win in the Washington state caucuses.

Cantor predicted a big victory for Romney on Tuesday and in the general election in November, calling him "the man for this year."

"I believe this is a historic election, there's no question about what kinds of challenges we face," he said. "I think he can beat Barack Obama in November."

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