(CNN) – Mitt Romney captured two endorsements Friday from former Rick Perry supporters.
New Hampshire Republican state Rep. Norman Major, who backed Perry over a month ago, and prominent social conservative Maureen Mooney, who flew to Texas earlier this year to encourage a Perry White House bid, threw their support behind Romney.
Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said Major's decision, first reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader, is proof the campaign is continuing to gain momentum.
"Voters across the country realize that Governor Romney is the only Republican who can fix our economy and defeat President Obama in 2012," Williams told CNN.
In an interview with the Leader, Major said he originally endorsed Perry because of his accomplishments in Texas, but "as I saw him in the debates and how he handles himself, I realized he isn't going to beat Obama."
A recent CNN/TIME/ORC International poll of Republican voters in New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary state, showed Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, leading the GOP pack with 40% of the vote. Texas Gov. Perry came in sixth place with 4% of the vote.
Mooney also announced her Romney support Friday, according to CNN affiliate WMUR.
"This is Mitt's time and this is his year," she told the station. "He has been a friend of New Hampshire for years now and is very supportive of the New Hampshire Republican Party, candidates locally, the county and state. Furthermore, he demonstrates a sharpness in every debate we have seen him in that will match up well against Barack Obama. That is precisely what we need."