SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert has thrown his support behind Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
In a statement Thursday, Romney says he is pleased to have the Utah governor's endorsement.
Herbert says Romney has a track record of creating jobs and building business, and is the leader America needs.
Romney, a Mormon with close ties to the Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is expected to carry an overwhelming majority of votes from Mormons in Nevada's Saturday caucus. Republican Mormon voters backed him in Nevada in the presidential caucus four years ago.
Herbert, also a Mormon, says it is time to throw support behind one GOP candidate aimed at defeating President Obama.