Mitt Romney is bringing in the heavy hitters to help him sew up Illinois.
The erstwhile GOP presidential front runner called on establishment darling Chris Christie, the New Jersey Governor who himself is fielding phone calls about joining the race, will rally Romney crowds in Elmhurst, Friday.
Romney's Illinois chair, Dan Rutherford tweeted the news Wednesday night.
"Also, I can confirm that Mitt will be at Elmhurst College on Friday, March 16 with Governor Chris Christie at noon in Founder's Lounge."
Romney once looked like a shoo-in to win the Illinois primary. That was back when the Illinois primary didn't matter all that much.
But after a contentious primary season that hasn't produced a lock-down result for Romney, the Land of Lincoln is suddenly in play.