NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Former President George H.W. Bush plans to formally endorse Mitt Romney. The two Republicans will appear Thursday at an event in Houston as Bush will endorse the front-runner candidate, Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told reporters.
Bush, the 41st president, backed Romney in December, but didn't offer him a formal endorsement. Romney currently leads the Republican presidential nomination by an average of 8.2 percentage points in national polls, according to RealClearPolitics.com. With a large delegate-count lead, Romney has continued to campaign heavily in Maryland and Wisconsin as the two states are the next primary contests on April 3. -- Written by Joe Deaux in New York. >Contact by Email. >Follow Joe Deaux on Twitter. Subscribe on Facebook.