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Michigan Election

Santorum Asks Unlikely Group To Send 'A Loud Message' To Romney

Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, The Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is courting an unusual coalition of ...

Contentious Primary Has Republicans Fretting Openly

Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND THOMAS BEAUMONT , ASSOCIATED PRESS LIVONIA, Mich. — On the eve of a Michigan showdown, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum swapped in...

Jon Ward

Michigan GOP Primary Pits Romney's Head Against Santorum's Heart | Jon Ward | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

DETROIT -- Mitt Romney certainly has a heart, and Rick Santorum a brain. But right now, neither is getting much attention. As the Republican presid...

Romney Accuses Santorum Of 'Dirty Trick'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

The night before Michigan's Feb. 28 primary election, Mitt Romney accused rival Rick Santorum of "a dirty trick." "Senator Santorum did something t...

How Hardcore Democrats Could Catapult GOP Contender To Victory

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics

By Eric Johnson DETROIT, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Republican social conservative Rick Santorum could see an uptick in support during Tuesda...

Santorum Blames Recession On Gas Prices

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum claimed high gas prices caused the recession on Monday. "We need to look at the situation with gas prices today," he said Monday at a...

Luke Johnson

Mitt Romney Recalls Event That Happened Before He Was Born | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney came under criticism Monday for recalling a seminal moment from his childhood in Detroit that actually took place nine months before he wa...

Mark Blumenthal

Michigan Polls Suggest A Photo Finish | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A final day of interviewing on Monday in Michigan by Public Policy Polling finds what the Democratic Party-affiliated polling firm descr...

Santorum Launches Bizarre Attack On JFK

Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Sam Youngman TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Feb 26 (Reuters) - In a tight race to win the Michigan primary, U.S. Republican presidentia...

Barbour Sounds Warning About GOP Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican Party chairman Haley Barbour said the fight for the GOP presidential nomination could go all the way to the convention...

Romney's Detroit Speech Goes All Wrong

The Hill | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney spoke to several empty seats Friday in Detroit, in a speech that offered Democrats more fodder for their attacks and failed to deliver the...

Simone Landon

LOOK: Auto Workers Protest Romney, Praise Obama In Detroit | Simone Landon | Posted 02.24.2012 | Detroit

Around 250 auto workers and supporters marched in Detroit Friday to send a message to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney: "Don't bet agains...

Santorum Ad: Romney 'Did Nothing For Michigan Workers'

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum's campaign came out Friday morning with a new ad hitting Mitt Romney for opposing the auto bailout in late 2008, ignoring the fact that ...

Tim Pawlenty: I Don't Want To Be VP

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been one of Mitt Romney's most enthusiastic and high-profile surrogates since he ended his own bid for presiden...

Santorum Still Winging It

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

By Samuel P. Jacobs After a shaky performance in Wednesday's Republican debate in Mesa, Arizona, Rick Santorum did something rare for presidential ...

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney Inconsistent On Education Money In Michigan? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Michigan's budget surplus has been widely touted as an encouraging sign of economic recovery in a recession-addled state -- enough that Republican pre...

Republicans' Democrat Envy

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You might not know it from the extended bouts of hair-pulling-and-garment-rending anguish emanating from the Republican Party establishment these days, but the Republican Party is getting exactly what they asked for.

Simone Landon

Will Detroiters Bother Voting In Michigan's GOP Primary? | Simone Landon | Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit

Michigan voters will head to the polls Tuesday to vote in the state's presidential primary, but very few Detroiters will be among them. Turnout for...

Mitt and the Republican Grassroots

Dave Helfert | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

If Santorum beats Romney in his putative home state of Michigan, Santorum could embarrass and damage Romney enough to gain serious momentum into Super Tuesday.

Mark Blumenthal

Michigan Polls Tighten Nerves In Santorum, Romney Camps | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum's improbable polling lead in Michigan appears to be narrowing a week ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary....

Gingrich Skipping Out On Michigan

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich has decided not to campaign in Michigan, signaling worries about his performance in the state's Feb. 28 primary. Gingrich had planned...

Trump: Michigan 'Very, Very Important' For Romney

Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Just days after Mitt Romney's campaign downplayed the importance of winning the Michigan primary, Romney endorser Donald Trump said that the state is ...

Simone Landon

Santorum Talks Economy, Knocks Bush On Bailout, Aligns Himself With Reagan | Simone Landon | Posted 02.16.2012 | Detroit

Rick Santorum laid out his economic plan Thursday before before hundreds of Detroit Economic Club members, on the ostensible turf of GOP rival and Mic...

Mark Blumenthal

How Long Will Santorum's Surge Last? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Republican primary in Michigan, the state where he was born and raised whi...