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Daily Archives: March 21, 2012

A Mitt Romney supporter at a campaign stop on March 17, 2012 in Town and Country, Missouri.

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A Mitt Romney supporter at a campaign stop on March 17, 2012 in Town and Country, Missouri.

Amid The Millions, Some Not-So-Super Contributions

Seven-figure contributions by millionaires and billionaires have defined the super-PACs involved in the presidential race. Federal Election Commission reports out yesterday show a smattering of another, less-super, kind of donor. A non-profit employee in Lynnwood, Washington, for example, chipped in $10 on Feb....

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A Mitt Romney supporter on March 19, 2011 in Peoria, Illinois.

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A Mitt Romney supporter on March 19, 2011 in Peoria, Illinois.

Illinois Primary, By the Numbers

Mitt Romney defeated Rick Santorum in the Illinois presidential primary yesterday by winning a majority of votes in metropolitan Chicago, easily overcoming his deficit in more culturally conservative and sparsely populated areas farther from the city. Romney led Santorum by...

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger after winning the Republican congressional primary for the new 16th district on March 20, 2012 in Utica, Illinois.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger after winning the Republican congressional primary for the new 16th district on March 20, 2012 in Utica, Illinois.

More Captivating Than Competitive

Elections in which two members of the same political party run against each other because of redistricting often produce plenty of drama, awkwardness and media attention. What these races haven’t produced of late? Close outcomes. Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger’s 12-point...

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Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, greets Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, outside Romney's office at the Statehouse in Boston on June 28, 2005.

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Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, greets Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, outside Romney's office at the Statehouse in Boston on June 28, 2005.

And the Winner Is…?

Jeb Bush, the popular former Florida governor and member of the Republican political dynasty, finally announced his long-awaited endorsement today. And the winner is — Mitt Romney! The news wasn’t all that much of a surprise. Already, most of the party...

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Mitt and Ann Romney at his election night rally in Schaumburg, Illinois, on March 20, 2012.

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Mitt and Ann Romney at his election night rally in Schaumburg, Illinois, on March 20, 2012.

Magic Number of the Day: 107,000

That’s Mitt Romney’s approximate vote margin of victory over Rick Santorum in yesterday’s Republican presidential primary in Illinois, according to a nearly complete tally of votes by the Associated Press. It was one of Romney’s most sweeping victories in the...

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