Tuesday 21st May 2013
Wednesday 21st March 2012 10:09
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romeny has secured a decisive victory in the Republican primary in Illinois.
He won 47 per cent of the votes, beating rival Rick Santorum’s 35 per cent. The overall winner will compete with Barrack Obama for the presidency in November’s elections.
Illinois is a strategic gain in the contest, as it sends 54 delegates to the Republican convention. Romney won support for his robust approach towards the economy and tackling unemployment.