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Below, release from Romney political action committee..

Mitt Romney Campaigns in Illinois for Brady, Kirk

Governor Romney travels to Illinois tomorrow, September 24th, where he will attend an RGA breakfast for Republican Governor candidate Bill Brady and a luncheon benefiting Congressman Mark Kirk's U.S. Senate campaign. Romney also announced the endorsement of the following 10 additional Illinois candidates:

State Senator Bill Brady: Bill Brady currently serves the people of Illinois in the State Senate, is now running to become the next Governor of Illinois. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.bradyforillinois.com.

Jason Plummer: Jason Plummer, a small businessman, is now running to become the next Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.jasonplummer.com.

Congresswoman Judy Biggert: Congresswoman Judy Biggert currently represents the 13th Congressional District of Illinois, and is running for reelection. For more information about her and her campaign, visit www.biggert.com.

Congressman Tim Johnson: Congressman Tim Johnson currently represents the 15th Congressional District of Illinois, and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.timjohnsonforcongress.com.

Congressman Don Manzullo: Congressman Don Manzullo currently represents the 16th Congressional District of Illinois, and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.manzullo.org.

Congressman John Shimkus: Congressman John Shimkus currently represents the 19th Congressional District of Illinois, and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.volunteersforshimkus.org.

Bobby Schilling: Bobby Schilling, a small businessman, is now running to represent the 17th Congressional District of Illinois. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.bobby2010.com.

State Senator Dale Righter: Dale Righter currently serves in the Illinois State Senate and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.righterforillinois.com.

State Representative Patti Bellock: Patti Bellock currently serves as an Illinois State Representative and is running for reelection. For more information about her and her campaign, visit http://pattibellock.com/.

State Representative Rich Brauer: Rich Brauer currently serves as an Illinois State Representative and is running for reelection.

Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC announced that it is sending Brady's gubernatorial campaign a $1,000 contribution, that it has already sent Plummer's Lieutenant Governor campaign a $1,000 contribution, and that it is sending $2,500 each to the Congressional campaigns of Biggert, Johnson, Manzullo, Shimkus, and Schilling.

"At a time when too many of our elected officials put special interests ahead of the public interest, it is more important than ever that we elect candidates who are dedicated to enacting the pro-growth policies Illinois - and our country - needs. Illinois is fortunate to have so many strong candidates dedicated to turning our economy around and I am proud stand with them today," said Romney.

These endorsements are another in a series of state rollouts of the PAC's 2010 endorsements, which are aimed at electing conservative candidates who will work to lower taxes and spending, restore commonsense principles to healthcare and get our economy moving again. As part of this program, Romney's PAC also has announced endorsements in Ohio, Missouri, California, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Nevada, Georgia, Texas, Indiana, Idaho, New Mexico, Virginia, Florida, North Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, Maine, South Dakota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Wyoming, Colorado, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Montana, Nebraska, Delaware, Rhode Island, New York, and Kansas.

This is the second wave of Illinois endorsements announced this year by the PAC. The PAC has previously endorsed the following Illinois candidates:

· Congressman Mark Kirk, who currently represents the 10th Congressional District of Illinois, and is now running for U.S. Senate;

· Congressman Peter Roskam, who currently represents the 6th Congressional District of Illinois, and is running for reelection;

· Congressman Aaron Schock, who currently represents the 18th Congressional District of Illinois, and is running for reelection;

· Robert Dold, a small business owner, who is now running to represent the 10th Congressional District of Illinois;

· Randy Hultgren, who currently represents the people of Illinois in the State Senate, and is now running to represent the 14th Congressional District of Illinois;

· Adam Kinzinger, who has served in local government and as a member of the U.S. Air Force, and is now running to represent the 11th Congressional District of Illinois; and

· Dan Rutherford, who currently represents people of Illinois in the State Senate, and is now running to become the next State Treasurer.

Free and Strong America PAC:

Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC (www.FreeStrongAmerica.com) supports officeholders and candidates who are dedicated to advancing social, fiscal and foreign policies that will strengthen America at this critical time in the nation's history. The guiding focus is on the core principles that have built and nurtured America since its founding - uncompromised military strength, a belief in the power of free markets and that a competitive America is one where taxes are low and government is small, an emphasis on strong families and a federalist approach to government that leaves decision-making as close to the people as possible.

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