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The Illinois GOP presidential primary

With the Republican National Convention approaching, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and even Ron Paul are vying for delegates in the complicated Illinois primary. Out of the state's 69 delegates, 54 will be up for grabs Tuesday, with Santorum only eligible for 44 of those.


  1. Normal Community West High School freshman Gracie Abraham, left, and Jenny Clapper cast ballots in a mock primary election at the school in Normal, Ill. The Normal West Social Studies Club and social studies instructors John Bierbaum and Tony Berardi co-sponsored the event with loaned materials from McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael, which included a cutout of President Abraham Lincoln.
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  2. And what's any primary day without a ridiculous viral video of one of the candidates?
  3. Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up (feat. Eminem)