The man who oversaw presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Illinois primary campaign says there is still much to do ahead of November’s general election. Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says there’s still plenty to do ahead of the November general election. Even though Romney hasn’t reached the 1,144 delegates needed to be the Republican nominee for president, Rutherford says the days ahead will be full of fundraising efforts.
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“There will be fundraising that will continue to take place here in Illinois,” Rutherford said. Rutherford says it’s also a time to keep Illinois Republicans in tune to the upcoming election. “What I intend to do is to continue to, for the Romney activists and the like, to be sure that they’re going to continue to be engaged whenever we have debate watching parties…because this helps a lot in Illinois,” he said. Rutherford says there’s a lot of energy among Illinois Republicans on what Romney has to say. Rutherford defeated Rick Santorum and other Republican presidential hopefuls in Illinois’ primary Tuesday.