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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Romney Wins Illinois, Holds Serve

In an unsurprising development, Mitt Romney is in the midst of a resounding win in the Illinois Primary. With half over half the state reporting, Romney sits at 48 percent of the vote to Rick Santorum's 35, Ron Paul's 9, and Newt Gingrich's 8. Even if he doesn't clear 50 percent, Romney can expect a majority of today's 54 delegates and more down the road at the state convention to round out the 69.

Thus, Rick Santorum did not get the "break" that he so desperately needs to get this primary to a brokered convention. The first contested convention in modern political history grows increasingly unlikely.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the first time Rick + Newt < Mitt ?

IC said...

Nah, the list is longer than you think. There's Illinois, Massachusetts, Virginia, all five US territories, Arizona, Idaho, Hawaii, Nevada, and Florida by a nose.

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