(PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has earned the right to take on President Obama in November.
"It is time to get behind the nominee," Bush told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday during a visit to Pittsburgh. "And it is time for the country to focus on the most important thing, which is to elect a president who will create a climate for high growth and job-creating abilities for our country."
Bush called for the Republican Party to unite behind the former Massachusetts governor, who won the Illinois primary this week with 46.7 percent of the vote to 35 percent for Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania.
Advertisement - story continues below