Update: Romney To Endorse McCain Today

Mitt Romney is set to endorse John McCain for the Republican presidential nomination today. He is expected to do so at a Boston event at 2:30 pm this afternoon.

Officials familiar with the decision say the former Massachusetts governor, who suspended his campaign last week, has agreed to endorse his one-time rival for the Republican presidential nomination. He'll also ask his 280 national convention delegates to swing behind the front-runner.

That would move McCain close to the total of 1,191 needed to clinch the nomination well ahead of the convention. McCain campaign schedule has him in Vermont and Rhode Island today. He's added a flight to Boston to appear with Romney to accept the endorsement.

KLTV 7 News will bring you more details as they become available.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com.

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