From The Fix:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will endorse seven Republicans running for office in Illinois today, the latest in a series of state-based 2010 endorsements as he prepares for a return run for president in 2012.
At the statewide level, Romney will back Rep. Mark Kirk’s bid for Senate as well as state Sen. Dan Rutherford who is running for the state Treasurer job being vacated by Democratic Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias.
On the House level, Romney is endorsing 6th district Rep. Peter Roskam and 18th district Rep. Aaron Schock as well as challenger candidates in the 10th, 11th and 14th districts.
Yesterday, Romney was campaigning in Michigan for Pete Hoekstra.