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Taking the pulse of GOP voters in Illinois

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Taking the pulse of GOP voters in Illinois

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at Sunday’s Republican debate.

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Political commentator Lenny McAllister was in Iowa last week for that state's caucus. Tuesday, New Hampshire headed to the polls and Eight Forty-Eight listened back to McAllister’s play-by-play musings from his 72 hours in Iowa. Then, former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson, Republican pundit David Dring and McAllister joined Eight Forty-Eight to examine how the Illinois GOP will assert itself during the early primary season. Eight Forty-Eight also looked at what the Prairie State has traditionally looked for in a Republican candidate. Listeners joined the conversation by calling 312-923-9239, e-mailing  848@wbez.org or tweeting @848.

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