(CNN) - Former Rep. Vin Weber of Minnesota joined Team Romney Wednesday, throwing his support behind the former Massachusetts Gov. after backing Tim Pawlenty in his failed bid for the White House.
Weber, a Washington, D.C. lobbyist, will serve as a special adviser on policy, providing counsel on foreign and economic issues, according to a statement from Romney's campaign.
"Vin will be a trusted adviser and I look forward to working with him to help get our country moving in the right direction again," Romney said in the statement.
Weber served five terms in the House before holding top positions in former President George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign and Romney's 2008 campaign.
Most recently, he served as co-chairman of Pawlenty's campaign, before he dropped out of the race earlier this month.
"It is an honor to again work with Mitt Romney," Weber said in a statement. "At such a critical time in our nation's history, it is important we have someone with his background to lead the country."