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Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has endorsed Donald Trump for president:

“For years I pleaded with the federal government to do their job and secure our border. Today, we can elect a President who will do just that — Donald J. Trump,” Brewer said in a statement released by Trump’s campaign.

Brewer, I want to note, was pro-live, pro-guns, against same-sex marriage, and was criticized for her conservative judicial appointments.

This is not like Chris Christie in terms of cannonball impact in the swimming pool but it is a sign of what I have said in the past (lest you think I’m making that up here | here | here)

POLITICO observes that the GOP Establishment is beginning to fall in behind Trump:

After Trump’s blowout win in Nevada Tuesday night, his phone apparently rang off the hook.

On Wednesday, Trump won his first endorsements from members of Congress: Hunter and Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.). On Monday, the day before his romp in the Nevada caucuses, McCarthy, a California Republican, said he believed Trump will be his party’s nominee and that he’d be able to work with him.

Meanwhile, several Capitol Hill staffers, including a congressional chief of staff, and a number of state GOP staffers, have begun peddling their resumes to Trump’s campaign, according to a source involved in those back-channel conversations. “Everybody wants on the bus before it leaves the station,” he said.

It is a safe bet that there will be more prominent Republicans endorsing Trump next week and especially after March 16.