Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney announced the support of 10 more New Hampshire state representatives Monday, as the presidential race continues to intensify in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
The new support brings Romney's total to 19 members of the state House of Representatives.
Last week Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a list of 27 state representatives who had signed on to support his campaign.
There are 294 Republicans currently serving as state reps. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has picked up six.
Romney has strong ties to the state and has made winning here a center point of his campaign strategy. He led the field in two state polls last week, though voters here are notoriously reluctant to choose a candidate too early.
Both Perry and Romney will make appearances in New Hampshire this week. Romney will host a town hall Wednesday. Perry will attend a series of events, including his first town hall here, Friday and Saturday.