FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2009 file photo, Forbes Media Chairman and CEO Steve Forbes arrives for a charity event for the Make a Wish foundation, in Mumbai, India. It may be overrated, but the political endorsement race will not stop _ and it's only accelerating as voting nears. Hoping to bolster credibility and build political muscle, Republican presidential contenders have jockeyed for months to win over governors and congressional lawmakers, state senators and county sheriffs, newspaper editorial boards and tea party activists. It's a game that's been dominated so far by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who appears to have captured more endorsements than the rest of the field combined. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)