POSTED: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 1:21am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 4:06pm
Receives 71 percent of the votes
ILLINOIS — The Hill.com reports: Mitt Romney got a much-needed victory in Illinois on Tuesday night, giving his presidential campaign a boost and strengthening the argument that he is the inevitable GOP nominee.
Rick Santorum tried to downplay expectations in the days leading up to the vote, but since the Iowa caucus, the former Pennsylvania senator has yet to take out Romney in a state where they are both considered competitive.
For more on this story, head to TheHill.com at http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/217159-romney-wins-illinois-primary-santorum