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GOP Prez hopefuls flood Illinois

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:06:53 CDT
By: AP

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is sounding a familiar theme in suburban Chicago: He should be the next president because he's the only economic heavyweight in the race. Romney reminded a crowded diner in Rosemont about his 25 years in the private sector, saying he has more experience than the other Republican candidates or President Barack Obama. Romeny told the crowd he knows how to create jobs because he's done it and not just debated it in Congress. He talked extensively about rising gas prices, saying the high cost is hurting Americans, including small business owners and parents. Illinois is becoming increasingly important to Republicans this primary; Newt Gingrich was in the state yesterday, and Rick Santorum is campaigning in the state today.

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