(CNN) - Mitt Romney raked in more endorsements Wednesday, this time from a current senator, a former House speaker, a congresswoman and a former congresswoman.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Rep. Judy Biggert of Illinois and former Rep. Susan Molinari of New York announced their support for the Republican presidential contender in press statements.
Cochran said Romney is the right person to lead the country away from President Barack Obama's policies.
"Our country cannot afford another four years of President Obama's policies," Cochran said in the release. "Mitt Romney has the pro-growth message and the unmatched experience that will be required to improve our economy."
Cochran, Mississippi's senior senator, also backed Romney's first bid for the White House in 2008.
Hastert, who served in Congress as an Illinois representative for 20 years, said the former Massachusetts governor will "turn around this economy" and provide the leadership the country needs.
Biggert pointed to Romney's "real world experience" as the reason for her endorsement.
"I am happy to have the support of these important leaders in Illinois," Romney said. "I look forward to partnering with them in our efforts to get America back to work."
- CNN Producer Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report.