Mitt Romney officially secured the Republican nomination on Tuesday after winning the GOP primary in Texas. The race has practically been over for weeks, but Romney has passed the threshold of 1,144 delegates.
Romney released a statement saying he was humbled by the news that he won enough delegates in Texas to make him the Republican nominee.
“Our party has come together with the goal of putting the failures of the last three and a half years behind us. I have no illusions about the difficulties of the task before us. But whatever challenges lie ahead, we will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to full employment and prosperity,” he said.
These delegates will officially cast their votes at the Republican National Convention in August. At that point, Romney’s position the GOP candidate will be made official. However, he is expected to announce a running mate much sooner. On Tuesday, he made appearances in Las Vegas with Donald Trump. There Trump held a fundraiser for Romey and questioned whether or not Barack Obama was really born in America. After Trump dabbled with the idea of running for President last year making the same claims, Obama released his birth certificate proving he was born in Hawaii.