Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is endorsing North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis's (R) Senate campaign, making him the latest big-name establishment Republican to come in for Tillis ahead of Tuesday's primary.
Romney joins former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) as recent Tillis endorsers. He's also benefited from millions of dollars of support from American Crossroads and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, two heavy-spending establishment groups, as he seeks to win 40 percent of the vote Tuesday and avoid a runoff against his challengers.
If Tillis can do so that would allow him to save resources and put all of his attention toward the race against Sen. Kay HaganKay HaganDemocratic National Convention event calendar 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 Senate Republicans are feeling the 'Trump effect' MORE (D-N.C.), boosting his chances in the race.