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On Tuesday, Illinois voters will get their chance at deciding which argument is the most appealing.

Santorum, who has won 10 states in this primary season, plans to spend primary night in his home state of Pennsylvania rather than in Illinois. That is usually a sign that a campaign does not expect to win a state.

"You can turn this race completely on its head," Santorum told his supporters at the rally in Arlington Heights. "No one is expecting us to do well in Illinois."

Regardless of Tuesday's results, Santorum vowed that he has no plans to drop out of the race anytime soon. This pledge is a reminder that, no matter the results in Illinois, the Republican primary fight is still barely past the halfway mark.

"We'll be around for a while," he said.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee is WORLD's Washington Bureau chief. As a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, he was embedded with a National Guard unit in Iraq. He also once worked in the press office of Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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