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Romney Rallies To Capture Michigan

February 29, 2012

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney had to fight for victory in a state once thought to be a lock for the Michigan-born-and-bred Republican. In the end, Romney did win 41 percent of the popular vote on Tuesday, just barely ahead of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. It was not a winner-take-all race, so the two candidates will split Michigan's 30 convention delegates. Romney had to spend a lot of time and money to beat Santorum, who surprised pundits two weeks ago, when polls showed him leading Romney in Michigan, buoyed by tea party support and evangelical enthusiasm. WDET's Pat Batcheller spoke with pollster Steve Mitchell of Mitchell Research and Communications about Romney's comeback. Click the link above to hear the conversation.

Get primary results from the Michigan Secretary of State's elections web site