Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential front runner, picked up the endorsement of two evangelical leaders over the weekend.
Jay and Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice said Republicans need a candidate who can defeat President Obama, and they believe Romney is the man to do it.
Jay Sekulow, chief council for the ACLJ, headquartered in Washington, D.C., said conservatives can be proud to back Romney's record.
"In order for conservatives to make the changes in Washington that we have been fighting for, we must first defeat President Obama and have a leader with a proven record of getting things done," Jay Sekulow said.
"Mitt Romney is the one candidate who can take his pro-growth message to the American people and defeat President Obama. Throughout his life, he has proven that he will not back down from difficult situations," he said.
He added that "fixing the mess that President Obama has left will not be easy."
"Mitt Romney's record as governor and vision for our country is one that conservatives should be proud to support," Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the ACLJ, said.
"He cut taxes, balanced budgets, and defended both traditional marriage and life in a politically difficult environment," he contineud. "Mitt Romney's ability to defeat President Obama and enact conservative change is why I support him, and so many conservatives are backing his campaign."
Romney embraced the endorsement, citing the Sekulows' defense of religious liberty and human life in the courts.
"Jay and Jordan have been on the front lines fighting for conservatives -- it is an honor to have their support," Romney said.
"On issues of great importance to me, including religious freedom and protecting human life, Jay and Jordan have been tireless leaders," Romney continued. "I look forward to working with them to ensure that we can bring conservative change to Washington."