Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice will endorse Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney for president Wednesday at a fundraiser in California, his campaign said.

Few details were provided about the West Coast event but Rice, the top US diplomat of president George W. Bush’s second term, will make her announcement at the fundraiser with Romney in attendance, a campaign official confirmed.

The endorsement would be largely ceremonial as Romney clinched his party’s nomination Tuesday night by winning enough delegates in the Texas primary to pass the delegate threshold.

Rice has been frequently mentioned as a potential vice presidential pick for Romney, and is someone who could lend foreign policy heft to the ticket.

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