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Illinois Primary 2012

Guzzardi Concedes In Statehouse Challenge Of Berrios

Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago

A political newcomer's challenge of a clout-rich incumbent Illinois state representative came to an end Tuesday when former HuffPost Chicago Associate...

Skip the Line

Ilya Sheyman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Chicago
Ilya Sheyman

The moral here is simple. If you've got an idea or a deeply held conviction, if you're going to work hard every day to build something real -- don't wait. Even if they say you're too young, or that it's not your turn.

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For March 23, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

But as important as the win in Illinois was for cementing Team Romney's delegate realities, the most critical turn in the race wouldn't come until Wed...

Jen Sabella

5 Illinois Races National Dems Are Watching

HuffingtonPost.com | Jen Sabella | Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

The relatively small number of Illinois Republicans who turned out Tuesday to vote chose Mitt Romney as their GOP presidential nominee. National Democ...

WATCH: Schock Says Obama 'Team' Elected Blagojevich

Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday and criticized President Obama's ties to what he called the "Chicago machine...

Election Judges Show Up Drunk To Illinois Primary Polling Place

Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

While Illinois' primary election Tuesday may have been smooth sailing for Mitt Romney, there were some reports of polling place drama in Cook County. ...

Jason Linkins

Romney's Speech Stumbles Earn Teleprompter Quip From Santorum

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

What exactly was going on with Mitt Romney during his speech last night? Addressing his supporters in Schaumburg, Illinois after his swift win in the ...

Illinois GOP Voters Choose Freshman Over Veteran

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Republicans emerged Wednesday from a combative primary in which a freshman congressman ousted a 20-year veteran and pledged t...

Romney Nets More Delegates

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney added to his lead in the race for delegates Tuesday by winning the Republican presidential primary...

OK Mitt, It's Yours

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Like the eager school kid who keeps raising his hand to answer the teacher, Romney has worn us down. Chatting here with Keith Olbermann about Mitt's I...

Recently Arrested Chicago Democrat Wins Primary

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Chicago

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO, March 20 (Reuters) - A Democratic state lawmaker from Chicago charged last week with accepting a bribe overw...

Amanda Terkel

Progressives Lose Key Congressional Race In Illinois

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The progressive movement lost one of its biggest primary battles in the 2012 cycle Tuesday. Ilya Sheyman, a 25-year-old community activi...

Jackson Wins Primary, Fends Off Halvorson's Challenge

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) jumped out to an early lead over his 2nd Congressional District primary challenger Debbie Halvorson and never loo...

Howard Fineman

Romney -- The Best At This Brutal Election Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that Illinois has come and gone, and Mitt Romney has won, the time has come not to bury him but to praise him. Stripped of senti...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney's Illinois Primary Win Is Another Missed Opportunity For Rick Santorum

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- The "act of God" that Mitt Romney's campaign says Rick Santorum needs to win the Republican nomination is moving from healing stat...

WATCH: GOP Candidates Speak Live On Primary Night

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

While the primary results had all eyes on Illinois on Tuesday night, candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination took time to addr...

Mitt Romney Wins Illinois Primary

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney was projected the winner of the Illinois primary on Tuesday night by Fox News. The former Massachusetts governor went into the contest ...

Live Updates: Illinois Primary Results 2012

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

The Illinois primary results have all eyes on the Land of Lincoln on Tuesday night. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was favored over rival ca...

LOOK: Real-Time Map Of Illinois Primary Results

Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

This is where you'll find the results for the 2012 Illinois Republican primary. Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and current front...

Mark Blumenthal

Exit Polls Show Key Shift From Deep South

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

The polls in Illinois do not close until 7 p.m. Central time (8 p.m. Eastern), but news organizations that subscribe to the Illinois exit poll produce...

WATCH: Axelrod Blames Negative GOP Ads For Low Voter Turnout

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

Even with picture perfect weather, early counts suggest that voter turnout has been light in Chicago, though areas outside the Democrat-controlled cit...

Illinois Primary: Newt Gingrich Delegates Switching To Rick Santorum

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

A last-minute shift of support for Rick Santorum could help him make up lost ground in Illinois. Nine delegates that belonged to Newt Gingrich have sh...

Jason Linkins

Santorum Wants You To Know That He Has More Delegates Than You Think He Has, Maybe

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

All reported accounts of how many delegates each of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates have won should of course come with caveats. They are, after ...

PHOTOS: Activists Disrupt Primary Day For Romney With 'Human Red Carpet'

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

Activists from Chicago representing working-class families and many unemployed city residents will roll out a "human red carpet" for GOP presidential ...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois Voters Head To The Polls

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

As some Illinois voters headed to the polls Tuesday to choose a GOP presidential nominee and determine the fates of some longtime politicians, electio...