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NBC: Romney Wins Illinois Republican Party [Romney Wins Big In IL]
MSNBC ^ | March 20, 2012

Posted on 03/20/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by Steelfish

NBC: Romney Wins Illinois Republican Party By Michael O'Brien, msnbc.com

Mitt Romney won the Illinois Republican primary with some ease on Tuesday evening, allowing him to likely add at his advantage over his rivals in the tally of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.

NBC News projected that Romney had won the contest, the lone presidential primary taking place on Tuesday, shortly after polls closed. The primary offered Republicans maybe their best chance yet of a genuine one-on-one battle between the former Massachusetts governor and Santorum, his chief competitor for the Republican nod.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
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1 posted on 03/20/2012 5:47:51 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Oh boy...


2 posted on 03/20/2012 5:48:49 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Steelfish

I expect him to win but not by a huge margin.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 5:49:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steelfish

Big deal. He has won another state that will go for Obama. Now Santorum just needs to go to Louisiana and win there. Santorum will win Louisiana 100 percent.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 5:50:24 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Steelfish
Face it.

It's two parties trapped in one organization. It cannot go on like this.

5 posted on 03/20/2012 5:50:59 PM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Steelfish

The Fat Lady sings. This is now all over except for the curtain close. A divided anti-Romney vote has brought us this catastrophe and Le Resistance to Romney is now on the ropes.

Eric Ericksson of Red States says on CNN, that Romney has now wrapped it.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 5:50:59 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

time for Newt & Rick to exit so we can focus on the task at hand. The sooner the better.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 5:51:24 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: napscoordinator

I’m guessing you mean “100% [guaranteed]”, not 100% of the vote. Unless all of the “chocolate city” has moved to Houston I expect it’s going to be an interesting vote tally.


8 posted on 03/20/2012 5:52:07 PM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: Steelfish

Illinois will never go Republican anyway so this primary is meaningless. Just another state that went RINO but will go full Marxist in November


9 posted on 03/20/2012 5:52:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

Cook and Lake are 50+ percent in.

Nothing’s from downstate.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 5:53:09 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Steelfish

For now. He is never going to win in November. I dare the GOP-e to call me for a financial contribution.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 5:53:12 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Steelfish

Reminds me of McCain beating Hayworth in AZ

McCain spent $21,600,000.00

Hayworth $ 1,560,000.00


12 posted on 03/20/2012 5:53:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: napscoordinator

Unfortunately, even if Santorum wins LA,PA, NJ, and CA, he won’t have the delegates even by adding the minuscule number of Gingrich and Ron Paul delegates to deprive Romney of 1441.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 5:54:46 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

You beat me by a few minutes. I was already in the process of posting mine and saw yours after I posted it. This is worse than I thought.


14 posted on 03/20/2012 5:55:12 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President)
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To: cripplecreek

Why? RINOs are all that is left of the Illinois Republican Party.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 5:55:12 PM PDT by TheRealDBear
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To: Steelfish

I’m here working, and we don’t get the early call.

Turnout in the city was 15%, and 50% of the most liberal counties are in. Downstate has less total numbers, but has BARELY reported yet.

Unless early voting was 50%+ for Mitt, I don’t get this early call.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 5:55:47 PM PDT by TitansAFC (Newt-torum can broker 1144 delegates in August - THEY CAN DO IT!!!)
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To: bergmeid

4 more years of Obama. Sigh..... The Republic committed suicide. Who’d a thought it?? Shame. “The last best hope for mankind.”


17 posted on 03/20/2012 5:55:58 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: Steelfish
Your little Ricky since Florida would not unite.

This is your doing. I kept warning you but no one would

trust me. I knew the party was primping up a weak Rick so

people would go Romney's way. Rick should go away, he help this to happen. Unreal and sickening.

18 posted on 03/20/2012 5:56:04 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: TheZMan

lol. Yes 100 percent guarantee. The problem is that it is on Saturday....basically another win that will be ignored that Santorum will win. It is making me sick to know that Romney is gong to get so much praise from the news media when they completely ignore the other candidates. My goodness the only news that Newt gets is when is he getting out. Paul is totally forgotten (I don’t mind) and Satorum is just news that he can’t get enough delegates from Mitt. This is a sorry primary. Had everyone gotten behind Santorum after Florida, we would see Santorum winning this thing, but now Romney will probably win it.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 5:56:11 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: goseminoles

You bet this was a “must win” for both Romney and most certainly for Santorum, so this now officially ends the primary contest.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 5:56:54 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Enough with the GOP RINO establishment. Time for a third party conservative candidate.


21 posted on 03/20/2012 5:56:54 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: goseminoles

You bet this was a “must win” for both Romney and most certainly for Santorum, so this now officially ends the primary contest.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 5:57:03 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: TheRealDBear
I would be shocked if Illinois didn't go huge for Romney, as that would indicate some life among Illinois conservatives.
24 posted on 03/20/2012 5:57:51 PM PDT by TheRealDBear
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To: Steelfish

I voted for Newt. A protest vote, I know.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 5:58:38 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Steelfish

I saw that tonight too. I guess we might as well get ready for a Romney Nomination and watch our prime opportunity to get rid of one of the worst President in history go down the drain.


26 posted on 03/20/2012 5:58:55 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: TitansAFC

Neither do I.

The early call is totally frontloaded Mitt.


27 posted on 03/20/2012 5:58:58 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: MrLee

We need to focus on the Senate and keep the House. I couldn’t care less who gets the Oval Office. Vote conservative all the way down to the local dog catcher.


28 posted on 03/20/2012 5:59:19 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Steelfish

In Illinois Newt would not have mattered. Combined Rick+Newt votes would still lose to Mittens if Newt hangs around 7%. However in southern states such as MS & AL it mattered for obvious reasons. It looks like in IL anyway, Newt did not campaign and his share did not all go to Rick.


29 posted on 03/20/2012 5:59:40 PM PDT by entropy12 (Republicans do not hate, that is a monopoly of democrats.)
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To: hitchwolf

I do look forward to the desperate screeching from the GOP when they realize that Mitty can’t win.


30 posted on 03/20/2012 6:00:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: GotMojo
time for Newt & Rick to exit so we can focus on the task at hand. The sooner the better.

The task at hand? Perhaps. But voting for either Romney or Obama will not be the task at hand for me.

With Romney and Obama as the nominees, social conservatives have nowhere to go. I will not vote for either. The biggest enemies of social conservatives are liberal Republicans. I will not continue to support my enemy. (And make no mistake about it: Liberal Republicans are the enemy of social conservatives.)

They want our votes but not our values. As for me, they will not longer have my votes either.
31 posted on 03/20/2012 6:00:43 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Steelfish
Romney should resign and save America.

Poser backstabber at work:
"I bet you $10,000 I can glue this thing on the roof
of my wife’s second Cadillac.
"



32 posted on 03/20/2012 6:00:43 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: bergmeid
We need to focus on the Senate and keep the House.

Thats my plan.
33 posted on 03/20/2012 6:01:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steelfish

Uh, no.

IL was a must-win for Romney, not Santorum.

Why on earth is IL a must win for Santorum?


34 posted on 03/20/2012 6:01:21 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

Delegates and momentum- vital for Santorum


35 posted on 03/20/2012 6:03:16 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: entropy12

The vote in so far is almost all Cook + Lake (Chicagoland).

Almost nothing is downstate.


36 posted on 03/20/2012 6:03:25 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

Why on earth is IL a must win for Santorum?
Duh-to stop Romney, remember...


37 posted on 03/20/2012 6:03:25 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
With Romney and Obama as the nominees, social conservatives have nowhere to go.

The GOP is like a drunken abusive husband always promising things will get better.
38 posted on 03/20/2012 6:03:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steelfish
Santorum will win Louisiana, that is a given, but after that there is a long run of Romney states and some big prizes to be had. It is over for Santorum. His contributions will quickly dry up. And Newt right now is in it for much the same reasons as Paul.

Not the way I was hoping to see this play out when we had a full debate stage of candidates, but dang it, come November I am still an Anybody But Obama voter. Sending that disrespectful America-hating A-hole back to Chicago is still and must remain the Prime Directive

39 posted on 03/20/2012 6:04:11 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Christie at the beach

No, it’s not.

Santorum can still win without it.


40 posted on 03/20/2012 6:05:22 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Steelfish
I had said that I wouldn't vote for Romney in the general election should he become the GOP nominee, but I'm not sure any more. I'm supremely disappointed that Newt didn't do better...he was my first choice; Santorum was my second choice.

I just don't think I have it in me to sit out this election and simply give the win to Obama by not voting. This is a decision everybody must make; I think I'm going to end up voting for Romney if he does indeed win the GOP primary. The only thing that might make this decision a little easier to swallow is if he picks a strong VP choice.

41 posted on 03/20/2012 6:06:34 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: NavyCanDo

Agree: Anybody but Obama. The only question on the table now is who will be the VP nominee?


42 posted on 03/20/2012 6:07:04 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: cripplecreek

Senateconservatives.com


43 posted on 03/20/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: NavyCanDo

There’s 10+ Santorum states still to come.

This isn’t over tonight, either.


44 posted on 03/20/2012 6:09:02 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Steelfish
Eric Ericksson of Red States says on CNN, that Romney has now wrapped it.

If Romney is going to win the nomination, I want him to start winning decisively. Because I am not a RINO, my number one priority is replacing Obama with whoever wins the Republican nomination.

45 posted on 03/20/2012 6:09:33 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: napscoordinator
Had everyone gotten behind Santorum after Florida, we would see Santorum winning this thing, but now Romney will probably win it.

Had everyone gotten behind Newt in Florida, coming out of South Carolina, we would see Newt winning this thing. And that is someone who could take it to Obama big time. He's already living in Obama's head. tonight, they just responded to another Newt statement. Wish Santorum had a little humility and a realistic understanding of his limited capacities and abilities.

46 posted on 03/20/2012 6:10:21 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

In every single race the talking point were that Romney would wrap up the race when he won - until he lost.

This race isn’t over because Romney won a totally Democratic state, Obama’s home state.


47 posted on 03/20/2012 6:11:24 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: JCBreckenridge

This idea not anyone but Rick Santorum cost us this election. Voters didn’t want Rick so they moved over to Mitt. Soc cons really messed this one up. Rick is so weak now, he cannot stop Romney.


48 posted on 03/20/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

“Why on earth is IL a must win for Santorum?”

Most of the remaining primary states are liberal, like California and the Northeast, states where a RINO like Myth should thrive.


49 posted on 03/20/2012 6:11:45 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: Christie at the beach

Why on earth is IL a must win for Santorum?
Duh-to stop Romney, remember...


Romney won’t win il. Obama will. Duh


50 posted on 03/20/2012 6:12:14 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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