A top Illinois Republican says the state's primary could play a significant role in the GOP presidential race after Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich all claimed victories in the Super Tuesday primaries.Speaking before the results trickled in Tuesday night, Illinois Republican Party Chair
Mitt Romney's campaign in Illinois is celebrating the former Massachusetts governor's narrow victory in the Iowa caucuses. Dan Rutherford, chairman of Romney's campaign in Illinois and the Republican state treasurer, is calling Romney's eight vote-victory in Iowa a success."
While U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's name was often unmentioned among the top-tier Republicans running for president, the Libertarian Texas congressman made a splash in Illinois over the weekend. Rep. Paul was the winner of the first-ever statewide presidential straw poll in Illinois.