Eric Cantor

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for President.

Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, said Romney is the only candidate with a “pro-growth, pro-jobs plan for the future.”  His endorsement comes just two days before the Virginia primary where only Romney and Texas Congressman Ron Paul appear on the GOP ballot.

One GOP strategist told Capitol Hill Blue Sunday that Cantor’s endorsement is “a surprise that came out of the blue.”

“I didn’t see that one coming,” Lawrence Olsen said.

Cantor called Romney’s programs best for the party because they create jobs and “make people feel better about the future.”

Romney, Cantor said, is also the candidate with the best chance of beating President Barack Obama.

When asked on “Meet the Press” if he wanted to be on Romney’s short list for Vice President, Cantor said “no.”

“I’m not interested,” he said.

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