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Romney Pushes GOP Presidential Race Toward A Close

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney says he's much closer to securing the nomination "and taking on President Obama."

That's what the Republican presidential front-runner wrote in a campaign email sent last night, after winning the Illinois primary.

It's Romney's third big win in a row, but rival Rick Santorum is hoping to rebound on Saturday, in Louisiana's primary. Polls indicated that Romney was the clear favorite among

Illinois Republicans who were most concerned about picking someone who is capable of taking on President Barack Obama. In an appeal to the centrist independents who will decide the general election, Romney pledged to work with Democrats or, in his words, "die trying."

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