POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Romney Wins Michigan Primary

Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran as a son of Michigan though he left the state nearly 40 years ago, won the Republican primary here with a message aimed at voters deeply anxious about the state's economy and their own financial prospects.

Promising to revitalize the distressed automobile industry, Mr. Romney defeated his principal rival, Senator John McCain of Arizona, by winning a clear plurality of Republicans and conservatives, who turned out in greater numbers than they had in the 2000 primary, which Mr. McCain won.

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