Romney and Santorum face Illinois showdown
March 19th, 2012
11:04 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney and Santorum face Illinois showdown

(CNN) – Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum launched a final campaign blitz across Illinois on Monday, the eve of their showdown in the Land of Lincoln primary that could cement Romney's front-running status or boost Santorum's conservative-backed surge in the Republican presidential race.

Tuesday's Illinois primary offers 54 delegates and follows a strong Romney victory in Puerto Rico, where the former Massachusetts governor picked up all 20 delegates at stake on Sunday by winning more than 80% of the vote.

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  1. Zenfire

    Santorum is willing to take the Republican Party down to the depths of the ocean stabbing it with his last breath. He is a divider. Santorum IS Captain Ahab.

    March 19, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  2. GI Joe.

    It's beginning to sound like a warning of two deadly diseases fighting it out.

    This got old 2 months ago.

    March 19, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  3. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Democrats, get out there and vote for Pope Santorum tomorrow.

    March 19, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    Mittens is still at least 2 months away from locking up the delegates, if he does at all. What's his pandering comment of the week for this state?...."I'm a Cubs fan and always have been"

    March 19, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  5. Wes Monroe

    High Gasoline prices = Obama's downfall in November

    March 19, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Wes Monroe wrote:

    High Gasoline prices = Obama's downfall in November
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    We had higher gasoline prices in 2008. The return to those price levels is a sign that our economy and the global economy is regaining strength, [ or returning to what it was for you cynics out there ], following the global financial crisis in 2008.

    March 19, 2012 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |