The last time we reported to you about the Republican Presidential primary process, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, won Mississippi and Alabama. However, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney still had the most amount delegates.
The race to win the Republican Presidential nominee continued, with Mitt Romney winning the primary in Puerto Rico, this past Saturday.
The Illinois primary took place yesterday, and Mitt Romney won taking 41 of the 54 delegates up for grabs. Rick Santorum came in second place with 10 of the delegates. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich finished in third place, while Texas Rep. Ron Paul came in last place.
A total of 1,144 delegates is needed to win the Republican Presidential nomination. Romney is currently in the lead with 562 delegates, Santorum comes in second place with 249 delegates, Gingrich is in third place with 137 delegates; while Ron Paul is in last place with 69 delegates. None of the candidates have dropped out of the race at this time.
The next stop in the Republican Presidential primaries is Louisiana, where a primary is being held on Saturday. We will continue to follow up with the Republican Presidential primary process, and report any new changes that take place.