Republican Presidential Primary
Rick Santorum dropped out of the Republican race for president on Tuesday, clearing the way for a showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in November. The head of Romney’s campaign in Illinois credited this state as having a big influence in Santorum’s decision to end his bid for the GOP nomination.
Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in Illinois, easily beating rival Rick Santorum.
Mitt Romney will return to Chicago from Springfield Monday morning, to speak at the university where President Barack Obama used to teach.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was in northwest suburban Rosemont on Wednesday, less than a week ahead of the Illinois GOP primary. He’s third in the delegate count behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, and running second among those who say they are looking for “a true conservative.”
Political experts differ a bit on whether Illinois’ Republican Primary is gaining in importance in the party’s struggle to find a Presidential nominee.
Super Tuesday is seen as a major turning point in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary race; Mitt Romney hopes to extend his delegate lead and finally cement his front-runner status with multiple wins across the country.
We’ve been hearing it all night: the winner of the GOP primary election in Florida is the winner is Mitt Romney. Or so it is in the news, but I don’t buy it.
CBS will present the Campaign 2012 season’s first network broadcast of a Republican Presidential Primary debate on Saturday, Nov. 12.