Next Tuesday is the illinois Republican primary. But today, Illinois is the center of the political universe (not that it doesn’t always think it is).
Two Republican presidential candidates and President Obama are all in the state today, looking for votes, and in the case of the president, money.
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum makes two stops in Arlington Heights today, with three downstate on Saturday.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hit a Rosemont restaurant Friday morning, with more stops planned ahead of Tuesday’s election.
Obama, meanwhile, spoke to a fundraising luncheon in Chicago before heading to Atlanta.
Not to be outdone, Newt Gingrich was in Illinois on Thursday. His performance in the state could determine whether the GOP race narrows to Romney and Santorum, or whether it remains a three-way contest.