Mitt Romney has announced the endosements of former Republican senators Judd Gregg and Mel Martinez. Gregg, a three-term senator and former governor of New Hampshire, is a popular player in Granite State politics. A senator from Florida for four and a half years, Martinez was also chairman of the Republican party from 2006 to 2007. Both hail from critical early primary states.

Additionally, Romney picked up the endorsement of New Hampshire state senator Gary Lambert, a Republican from Nashua who retired as a colonel from the Marine Corps in 2009. Lambert was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 2005 for his service in Iraq.

Romney heads into tomorrow night's debate at Dartmouth College with a solid lead over his opponents among New Hampshire GOP primary voters.

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