GOP Hopefuls Bypass the Southland
On primary night, Mitt Romney made it as far south as Wheaton, where he visited with children from the neighborhood. Who was the last GOP presidential candidate to visit the Southland? Tell us and win a Patch t-shirt.
Mitt Romney, awaiting the results of Illinois' Republican presidential primary, stopped in Wheaton for an unpublicized private reception Tuesday night. Romney greeted children and other neighbors who gathered outside waving American flags and chanting “Mitt for President!” as he arrived.
Wheaton Patch editor Charlotte Eriksen caught up with him.
Neighbors said they received notice of the event earlier this week. Romney then headed to Schaumburg for his Illinois election night party. Romney also stopped in Vernon Hills and Rosemont during the campaign.
None of the candidates made it south of Interstate 55, however. Why waste the time in a Dem-heavy stronghold?
At about 8 p.m., Fox News and NBC projected Mitt Romney as the winner of the Illinois GOP primary.
When and where was the last time a Republican presidential candidate made a stop anywhere in the Chicago Southland? The first person with the correct answer in the comments will get a Patch t-shirt.