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Romney Illinois primary victory speech: ‘Our economic freedom will be on the ballot’

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After handily winning the Illinois primary Tuesday night, Mitt Romney sounded a familiar note in his victory speech in Schaumburg, 30 miles northwest of Chicago. After acknowledging his opponents in the primary, he launched into a extended attack on President Barack Obama, calling the president an economic lightweight.

"Our economic freedom will be on the ballot" in November, Romney said. After highlighting his own experience in business, he segued into his proximity to Obama's former workplace. "You can't learn that teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago," he said. "You can't even learn that as a community organizer."

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