Courtship

Puerto Rican Governor Endorses Romney

Mitt Romney confirmed with a press release Friday that Luis G. Fortuño, governor of Puerto Rico, has endorsed his campaign or the presidency. The issue of Puerto Rican statehood has come to the forefront of the primary race in recent days, with the candidates campaigning through Florida—home to many Puerto Rican transplants and others of Hispanic heritage. The current Republican frontrunner also announced Friday that his campaign will create a national Hispanic steering committee, led by several key Florida Republicans, including former senator Mel Martinez and Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.