(CNN) - Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah will endorse GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday, a Romney campaign source confirmed to CNN.
Lee, a popular figure in the Tea Party movement, will be the first member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus to endorse the former Massachusetts governor. Romney previously received the support of most of the Utah congressional delegation, including Sen. Orrin Hatch and Representatives Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop.
Utah is scheduled to hold its primary on June 26.
News of the endorsement was first reported by The Salt Lake Tribune.
Mr Romney needs to start sounding like a conservative. He seems wishy washy to me. I am a Morman and a Republican and I prefer Rick Santorum over Mitt Romney. Mr Romney does not relate to most Americans. Most of us were not handed life on a silver spoon as he was. It looks like Mr Romney may very well be our party nomine and I will vote for him if he's my only choice.
The endorsement coming from a Utah Sen. is really surprising and badly needed for Romney to carry the Mormon state of Utah. Wow, with this endorsement projections take Romney's numbers from 91% to 93%.
Who cares.News would be a endosement by a Democrat.Everyone knows he is the logical choice.This is happening because the Tea Party s chioce doesn't have a chance of winning