COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Mitt Romney hopes to take a big step toward the GOP presidential nomination by increasing his delegate lead over his rivals in voting across 10 states.
Romney is set to hold an Ohio fundraiser and address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual meeting via satellite before heading to Boston to wait for returns from Super Tuesday contests.
The former Massachusetts governor spent Monday campaigning across Ohio, where he's running neck-and-neck with Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator. Polls show the two locked in a dead heat.
Voters will cast ballots in nine other states, including Tennessee, which is also a close race, and Georgia, which Newt Gingrich represented in Congress. Romney expects to do well in Massachusetts, his home state, as well as in Vermont and Idaho.