Romney's Illinois Team Files For Primary Ballot Spot

By WEEK Producer

January 3, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:16 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill -- Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford filed paperwork with the State Board of Elections Tuesday so that presidential candidate Mitt Romney can appear on the ballot in Illinois.

Rutherford presented petitions bearing more that five thousand signatures to get Mitt Romney's name and 108 GOP Convention delegates on the Illinois ballot.

Rutherford said all the signatures on the petitions had been checked to make sure they were legal.

"I think where America is now, and where it's headed, we need a person who has had proper experience as a businessman with good success, and I think that man is Governor Mitt Romney," said Rutherford.

U..S. Senator Mark Kirk has also endorsed the Romney presidential campaign.

The Illinois primary is March 20.

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