WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dan Quayle is endorsing Mitt Romney for president.
Republican officials on Monday told The Associated Press that Quayle plans to announce his support for the former Massachusetts governor Tuesday afternoon.
Romney has an event scheduled Tuesday in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where Quayle has a home.
Quayle served as vice president under President George H.W. Bush. He was a House member from Indiana for two terms and a U.S. senator.
A GOP official familiar with Quayle's thinking says the former vice president is backing Romney because he views Romney as the most credible candidate in the race. The official requested anonymity to discuss Quayle's endorsement ahead of the official announcement.