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Mitt Romney's Illinois campaign announced more endorsements on Tuesday, a week before the Illinois primary. Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and State Sen. Christine Radogno are leading just finished a conference call starting now touting the Romney Illinois bid.

While the Romney-allied SuperPac has bought TV time in Illinois--about $ million for spots--Rutherford said Romney campaign ads are going to run in Illinois.

Rutherford noted at the start of the call that chief rival Rick Santorum did not file a full slate of delegates in Illinois--covering 44 out of 54 slots.

"I feel very well organized," said Rutherford.

Radogno said Romney was the "best person" to "put together a coalition" to win.

Romney for now--this may change--has no plans to stump in person in Illinois until Monday, the day before the election where we know he has a fund-raiser in Peoria. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are all in Illinois this week.

Rutherford predict good turnout--fueled by local legislative GOP primaries and the big contest were Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is pitted against Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.)

Illinois State Senators Endorsing Mitt Romney announced on Tuesday.

Senator Dave Luechtefeld
Senator John Millner
Senator Sue Rezin
Senator Dale Righter
Senator Pam Althoff

below, from the Romney campaign...

CONTACT: Romney Press Office
March 13, 2012


Boston, MA - Mitt Romney today announced the support of Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno. The campaign also announced the support of five Illinois State Senators

"My support is growing in Illinois because voters in the state want a change of direction in Washington and a proven leader as president," said Mitt Romney. "President Obama launched his campaign in Illinois, promising to change our country and change Washington. After three years, it is clear he has failed. With the hard work of these leaders, we can win next Tuesday and begin the process of turning around the country."

"Mitt Romney is the best candidate to unite our party, win in November, and lead our country's economic recovery," said Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno. "I am proud to support him and urge all Illinois voters who want a true leader in the White House to vote for him next Tuesday."

Background On Leader Radogno:

Senator Radogno Serves Illinois' 41st Senate District. Radogno has served since 1997 with a focus on budget and fiscal matters, particularly reining in state spending. She became the first female in Illinois history to be elected a Legislative Caucus Leader. She currently serves on the Senate Executive Committee, which considers the most pressing issues in the Senate.

Illinois State Senators Endorsing Mitt Romney:

Senator Dave Luechtefeld
Senator John Millner
Senator Sue Rezin
Senator Dale Righter
Senator Pam Althoff


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