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Last night at the close of the Illinois Primary Mitt Romney took the win with over 46% of the vote.
Romney’s win in Illinois expands his delegate count to 300 helping him to gain a larger stride over 2nd runner up Rick Santorum. He’s gaining momentum in the mid-west but is it enough juice to help him win conservative states in the south such as Louisiana?
Last month Romney was able to rack up over $6 million through his Super PAC “Restore Our Future”. That same PAC used that and $23 million more to fund television ads and etc in order to secure Romney’s win on Tuesday. He has also been able to garner support form organizations such as the PayDay Loan Company- Advance America.
Romney’s win in Illinois also got him an endorsement from Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. (brother of former President George W. Bush)
Though his money is looking right, Romney still has Santorum and Gingrich to battle it out with in order to try and reach the 1, 144 delegates he needs to be the Republican nominee. The only way that this would happen smoothly is if Santorum and Gingrich were to bow out and we all know that’s not happening, this will be a 12 round bouught.
Will he be able to withstand the blows and be the last man standing? Share your thoughts and spill the beans below…