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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder: Mitt Romney Will Win Michigan

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder: Mitt Romney Will Win Michigan

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(LANSING, Mich.) — The pundits may be split and the polls may be inconclusive but Michigan’s governor is sure: Mitt Romney will win his home state in Tuesday’s Michigan primary.“I believe he will,” Michi…

Santorum Campaign Enters a Different Type of Race

Santorum Campaign Enters a Different Type of Race

Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR(WASHINGTON) — Rick Santorum may be in a race for Michigan this weekend, but on Sunday his Republican presidential campaign will be involved in a very different type of race: the Daytona 500.The Santorum campaign is spo…

Rick Santorum Labels Romney an ‘Elite’ and Obama a ‘Snob’

Rick Santorum Labels Romney an ‘Elite’ and Obama a ‘Snob’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(TROY, Mich.) — In his campaign stump speeches, Rick Santorum often deploys a famous Ronald Reagan line, saying that he is the candidate of “bold colors” not “pale pastels,” to show why he would offe…

Romney Highlights Dad’s Frugality, Compares Himself to Reagan During Town Hall

Romney Highlights Dad’s Frugality, Compares Himself to Reagan During Town Hall

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(KALAMAZOO, Mich.) — Just hours after he concluded a speech in Detroit by listing off the number of cars he owns, Mitt Romney highlighted the frugality of his father, telling a crowd gathered at a town hall that he remembers …

Pro-Santorum Super PAC Goes on the Air in Ohio

Pro-Santorum Super PAC Goes on the Air in Ohio

Jay LaPrete/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — A pro-Rick Santorum super PAC has widened its reach, buying ad time in the Super Tuesday state of Ohio.The “Red, White, and Blue Fund” made a $257,000 buy in the state for an ad that will run through …

Santorum Ad Accuses Romney of ‘Turning His Back’ on Michigan

Santorum Ad Accuses Romney of ‘Turning His Back’ on Michigan

Steve Pope/Getty Images(DETROIT) — Ahead of Tuesday’s primary, Rick Santorum’s campaign has released a new negative ad attacking Mitt Romney which specifically targets Michigan voters.The commercial, which has already begun hitting televis…

Romney Gets His Groove Back in Michigan?

Romney Gets His Groove Back in Michigan?

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(MILFORD, Mich.) — Seemingly riding the positive vibes off Wednesday night’s strong debate performance, Mitt Romney returned to Michigan energized, connecting with voters on an atypically emotional level.Much of h…

Obama Michigan TV Ad Jabs Romney on Controversial Auto Bailout

Obama Michigan TV Ad Jabs Romney on Controversial Auto Bailout

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Just days before the Michigan GOP primary, the Obama campaign has taken a swipe at former Gov. Mitt Romney in a new TV ad that contrasts the president’s support for a 2009 bailout of Detroit-based GM and…

Santorum Gets Some Help in the Battle for Michigan

Santorum Gets Some Help in the Battle for Michigan

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(PHOENIX) — Rick Santorum is getting some help from his friends in his battle for Michigan.His superPAC is pouring $600,000 into Mitt Romney’s home state and,  unlike its previous television ad there, this one is nega…

Donald Trump Assails Santorum’s ‘Lobbyist’ Past in Michigan Robo-Call

Donald Trump Assails Santorum’s ‘Lobbyist’ Past in Michigan Robo-Call

Bill Clark/Roll Call(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney’s campaign is hoping that when Donald Trump calls, Michiganders will listen.Trump has recorded a robo-call, paid for by the Romney campaign, which is highly critical of rival presidential candidate Ri…

Ron Paul Buys Time in Michigan, Potentially Boosting Romney

Ron Paul Buys Time in Michigan, Potentially Boosting Romney

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Ron Paul is once again going after Rick Santorum’s record as a fiscal conservative in a new ad, potentially giving Mitt Romney a boost in the process.The 30-second ad titled “Fake,” which follows …

Romney Slams Santorum in Front of Tepid Ohio Audience

Romney Slams Santorum in Front of Tepid Ohio Audience

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — As Sen. Rick Santorum holds on to his lead in the polls, Mitt Romney arrived in Ohio Monday for a speech with little fanfare, walking out without his customary campaign music and without an enthusiastic response f…

Fallen Soldier’s Dad Burns NJ Flag to Protest Whitney Houston Tribute

Fallen Soldier’s Dad Burns NJ Flag to Protest Whitney Houston Tribute

Hemera/Thinkstock(WYOMING, Mich.) — A Michigan man whose son died in Iraq burned the state flag of New Jersey after the Garden State flew its flags at half-staff in memory of Whitney Houston last week.”They’re watering down the term of what a true her…

Santorum Returns to Message of Energy, Manufacturing in Michigan

Santorum Returns to Message of Energy, Manufacturing in Michigan

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MUSKEGON, Mich.) — After several days of sticking to social issues, and sometimes being called to clarify controversial statements, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum came to Western Michigan Monday preaching a purely …

Michigan a Litmus Test for Mitt Romney and the GOP?

Michigan a Litmus Test for Mitt Romney and the GOP?

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(DETROIT) — Four years after Democrats waited on super delegates to settle an unsettled race, Republicans are waiting for their Superman – and waiting, and waiting.That waiting is threatening to overcome a race that has pa…

Santorum, Ann Romney Tout Coal Mining Grandfathers in Michigan

Santorum, Ann Romney Tout Coal Mining Grandfathers in Michigan

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Darren McCollester/Getty Images(NOVI, Mich.) — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are not known to agree, at least not recently, as they are waging an all out battle to win the Michigan primary, but Thursday evening, it was Santorum…

Romney ‘Delighted’ GM is Profitable; Picks Up Mich. Endorsement

Romney ‘Delighted’ GM is Profitable; Picks Up Mich. Endorsement

J.D. Pooley/Getty Images(FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.) — Hours after General Motors announced that it earned its highest profit in its storied history last year, Mitt Romney said he is “delighted” at its success, taking credit for the managed b…

Analyst: Michigan Win Would Make Santorum the GOP Frontrunner

Analyst: Michigan Win Would Make Santorum the GOP Frontrunner

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — If Rick Santorum wins Michigan, he should be considered the new frontrunner for the Republican nomination, according to ABC News political contributor Matt Dowd.“This is a huge, crucial moment,” Dowd …

Pro-Santorum Super PAC Joins Michigan Air Wars

Pro-Santorum Super PAC Joins Michigan Air Wars

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A pro-Rick Santorum super PAC announced on Thursday that it has purchased roughly $663,000 of television airtime in Michigan ahead of the Feb. 28 primary.“As we’ve seen throughout this election c…

Mitt Romney Says Lobby Work ‘Is Great’ but Private Sector Better

Mitt Romney Says Lobby Work ‘Is Great’ but Private Sector Better

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(MONROE, Mich.) — Mitt Romney, in his continuing bid to attract Michigan voters and differentiate himself from the other GOP candidates, said Thursday that while working as a “lobbyist” or an “elected offi…

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