Politics USA

Romney crushed Santorum in Illinois

Washington – The Republican candidate Mitt Romney has signed a convincing victory at the polls primary state of Illinois for the presidential nomination last night, crushing Rick Santorum in a state where voters in the primaries, have tend to be more moderate than in the south, the scene of significant gains in Mr. Santorum.

After counting 97% of the polls, Mr. Romney reaping the support of 47% of voters. Rick Santorum followed with 35% of the votes, compared to 9% for Ron Paul and only 8% for Newt Gingrich.

“The time has come to say these words: Enough. We know that our future is more promising than the hard times that we live. We still believe the United States and we deserve a president who believes in us, and I think the American people, “said the former Massachusetts governor.

Rick Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, wanted a reversal of the trend in Illinois, saying that his message could challenge the middle class workers of this industrial region. Mr. Santorum, who was in Pennsylvania last night, believed that a victory in Illinois could be closer to Mitt Romney in the race for delegates.

The two main Republican candidates hoping to collect a majority of the 54 delegates at stake, as part of one of the last major primary in the race for the Republican nomination before a three-week break in April.

The race will move to Louisiana, where 20 delegates (out of 46) will be at stake in primaries on Saturday.

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