Romney Wins Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) - Mitt Romney is looking beyond his GOP rivals with his Illinois primary win and focusing his fire on the economic policies of President Barack Obama.
Romney told supporters Tuesday night that three years of Obama's presidency have meant fewer jobs and shrinking paychecks and that the country's future is brighter than these troubled times.
Romney hopes to put the long and expensive Republican contest behind him to focus on Obama in the fall election.
But he's struggled to win over skeptical conservatives and his chief rival, Rick Santorum, plans to continue the fight until the GOP convention in August.
Illinois is the latest in a string of must-win industrial state contests for Romney. Next up is the Louisiana primary on Saturday.
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