Washington (CNN) – Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty endorsed two Republican Senate hopefuls and four House candidates on Friday, the latest in a series of 2010 endorsements from the potential 2012 candidate.
The newly endorsed House candidates are Joe Heck of Nevada, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Steve Chabot of Ohio and Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina.
Pawlenty is also backing Rep. Mark Kirk, the Republican candidate in Illinois hoping to capture President Obama's old Senate seat.
The lone incumbent to receive an endorsement is Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma – a leading Republican voice against the health care reform legislation.
"These candidates share my common-sense approach, and will work to stop the out-of-control spending in Washington," Pawlenty said in a statement. "Americans have had enough of Washington thinking that more government is the answer to every problem."
All four House candidates that received endorsements are targeting Democrats who voted in favor of health care reform legislation.