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Illinois Primary

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...

Live Updates: Illinois Primary 2012

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

The Illinois primary is taking place on Tuesday as voters in the Land of Lincoln head to the polls to cast ballots in the race for the Republican pres...

Reince Priebus Defends Rick Santorum Over Unemployment Rate Comments

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus expressed his support Tuesday for Rick Santorum, who said Monday that he doesn't "care what the ...

Illinois Primary Decides Fate Of 2 Veteran Congressmen

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.20.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo, a 10-term Illinois Republican, lost a heated primary battle on Tuesday, as U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson easily won ...

Fumbling The Ball Likely To Complicate Santorum's Ambitions

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) GETTYSBURG, Pa. — As Illinois Republicans vote in the state's presidential primary, GOP hopeful Rick Santorum is reconnecti...

Mitt Aims To Tighten Grasp Despite Lack Of Potential For Knockout Punch

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — There will be no knockout punch, but an increasingly confident Mitt Romney expects to tighten his gr...

Romney Seeks Momentum With Key State Win

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

By Sam Youngman Front-runner Mitt Romney appears poised to widen his lead in the Republican presidential race with a victory on Tuesday in Illi...

Romney Betting On Illinois Win

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN AND STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PEORIA, Ill. -- As they await an Illinois primary vote whose outcome is hardly assured, Mit...

Jon Ward

Illinois Primary 2012: Rick Santorum Hopes Polls Are Wrong Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

PEORIA, Ill. -– The night of the Ohio primary election, Rick Santorum's longtime adviser Mark Rodgers stood in a high school cafeteria in Steubenvil...

Tired of Antagonizing People, Rick Santorum Attacks Inanimate Objects, Extraterrestrials

Spencer Green | Posted 05.19.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Having managed to successfully antagonize most people in the United States and Puerto Rico, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is now conce...

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum Making Mitt Romney-Like Gaffes On The Trail

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

MOLINE, Ill. -- When Mitt Romney said he liked to fire people, he was talking about having a choice as a consumer between health insurers. But boy did...

Tea Party Congressman: 'Boring' Mitt Romney Better Than 'Sexy Messiah' Obama

Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

The always outspoken U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh once again stressed the importance of getting President Obama out of office in an interview with Politico -- ...

Rick Santorum Says Mitt Romney 'Abandoned Freedom' On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

DIXON, Ill. -- As Mitt Romney was delivering a speech centered on the theme of "economic freedom" in Chicago on Monday, Rick Santorum was about 100 mi...