(CNN) – Three Republican congressmen from Texas are backing Mitt Romney's bid for the White House.
The former Massachusetts governor's GOP presidential campaign on Thursday announced the support of National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, House Republican Conference Secretary Rep. John Carter and Rep. Mac Thornberry.
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"These three men come from a long line of great conservative leaders from Texas and I am proud to have their support," Romney said in a statement. "They share my goals for a smaller government, less debt and more jobs for our country. They have been hard at work fighting against the failed policies of the Obama Administration. I look forward to working with them to defeat President Obama in November and putting conservative, pro-growth policies in place."
Texas holds its Republican presidential primary on May 29.
While far behind in the battle for the GOP nomination, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania continues to push forward, saying that a win in his home state on April 24 would propel him into May, where the calendar looks more friendly to him, when more conservative states, like Texas, hold primaries.
– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this story.