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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's methodical accumulation of Republican delegates is no thing of beauty, and the public is reacting in kind. The 2012 presidential race thus far is drawing rather tepid interest despite high stakes that include pivotal decisions about the weak economy and the fate of President Barack Obama's massive health care overhaul.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney added to his lead in the race for delegates Tuesday by winning the Republican presidential primary in Illinois.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters hunting for a candidate who can defeat President Barack Obama and with the proper experience helped vault Mitt Romney to victory Tuesday in Illinois' presidential primary, according to results of an exit poll of voters. His win was also powered by robust margins from people worried about the economy and federal deficits.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dealt a resounding defeat in Illinois' presidential primary, Republican Rick Santorum brushed off the latest loss to rival Mitt Romney and told his supporters on Tuesday to "saddle up like Reagan did in the cowboy movies" and help him narrow a seemingly insurmountable deficit in delegates.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some takeaways from Tuesday's Republican presidential primary in Illinois:
CHICAGO (AP) — A confident Mitt Romney is shifting toward the general election as his grasp on the Republican presidential nomination tightens, declaring Tuesday that he would work with Democrats to solve the nation's problems — or "die trying."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major contributors to a key Republican political organization founded by political strategist Karl Rove have boosted their financial support for Mitt Romney, signaling that the GOP's big money may be starting to coalesce around Romney's candidacy, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of federal election data released Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney has easily won the Illinois Republican primary over rival Rick Santorum.
A political tip sheet for the rest of us outside the Washington Beltway, for Tuesday, March 20, 2012:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will make a first visit as president to the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.